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A Closer Look at the Emotional Intelligence Construct: How Do Emotional Intelligence Facets Relate to Life Satisfaction in Students Involved in Bullying and Cyberbullying?

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Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, University of Seville, 41018 Seville, Spain
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Department of Social Psychology, Social Work, Social Anthropology and East Asian Studies, University of Malaga, 29071 Malaga, Spain
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Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment, University of Malaga, 29071 Malaga, Spain
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Academic Editors: Carlos Salavera and Ana Belén Barragán Martín
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2021, 11(3), 711-725; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe11030051
Received: 19 May 2021 / Revised: 1 July 2021 / Accepted: 7 July 2021 / Published: 9 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emotional Intelligence and Life Satisfaction)
Adolescents’ perception of their own emotional abilities has been related to psychological adjustment and well-being. However, there are still few studies focusing on specific emotional dimensions in relation to bullying and well-being in adolescence. This study analysed the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) facets, satisfaction with life, bullying and cyberbullying in adolescents. The sample consisted of 3520 high school students (51.5% females) aged between 12 and 18 years (M = 14.37; SD = 1.67). The correlation analyses showed that the majority of EI facets were positively related to satisfaction with life and negatively with both types of violence. As was expected, bullying and cyberbullying victims and bully–victims scored lower in satisfaction with life and the majority of EI facets. Controlling for sex, age, and grade, self-emotion appraisal, use of emotions and regulation of emotion were the best predictors of life satisfaction in bully–victims of bullying and cyberbullying. Finally, we discuss the relevance of these findings for clinical and educational practice on EI seeking to promote subjective well-being among adolescents involved in bullying and cyberbullying. View Full-Text
Keywords: emotional intelligence; well-being; bullying; cyberbullying; adolescence emotional intelligence; well-being; bullying; cyberbullying; adolescence
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Quintana-Orts, C.; Mérida-López, S.; Rey, L.; Extremera, N. A Closer Look at the Emotional Intelligence Construct: How Do Emotional Intelligence Facets Relate to Life Satisfaction in Students Involved in Bullying and Cyberbullying? Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2021, 11, 711-725. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe11030051

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Quintana-Orts C, Mérida-López S, Rey L, Extremera N. A Closer Look at the Emotional Intelligence Construct: How Do Emotional Intelligence Facets Relate to Life Satisfaction in Students Involved in Bullying and Cyberbullying? European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 2021; 11(3):711-725. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe11030051

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Quintana-Orts, Cirenia, Sergio Mérida-López, Lourdes Rey, and Natalio Extremera. 2021. "A Closer Look at the Emotional Intelligence Construct: How Do Emotional Intelligence Facets Relate to Life Satisfaction in Students Involved in Bullying and Cyberbullying?" European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education 11, no. 3: 711-725. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe11030051

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