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European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education is published by MDPI from Volume 10 Issue 1 (2020). Articles in this Issue were published by another publisher in Open Access under a CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC-ND) licence. Articles are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with University Association of Education and Psychology.
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Emotional Intelligence and Empathy as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being in University Students

Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de València. Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, nº 21. C.P.: 46010. Valencia (España)
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Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2019, 9(1), 19-29; https://doi.org/10.30552/ejihpe.v9i1.313 (registering DOI)
Received: 5 November 2018 / Revised: 29 November 2018 / Accepted: 2 December 2018 / Published: 2 December 2018
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Abstract

Joining the university environment is stressful. The development of emotional skills can help young people deal with new academic challenges and improve their personal success and well-being. The aim of this paper was to study the relationship between emotional intelligence, empathy and subjective well-being. The participants were 122 university students between 18 and 32 years old (M=20.93; DT=2.55; 83.60% women) who completed the questionnaires: Trait Meta-Mood Scale-24 (TMMS-24), Basic Empathy Scale (BES), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) and Scale of Positive and Negative Experiences (SPANE). Descriptive and multiple linear regression analyses were performed. The results indicated an influence of emotional skills on subjective well-being. Cognitive empathy, attention and clarity explained 30% of the variance of life satisfaction (R2=.30). Age and emotional repair predicted 17% of the positive affection variance (R2=.17). Sex, cognitive empathy, clarity, attention and emotional repair explained 28% of the variance of negative affects (R2=.28). Excessive attention can negatively influence well-being, while clarity and reparation could be considered positive predictors of subjective well-being.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence; empathy; subjective well-bein; students Emotional intelligence; empathy; subjective well-bein; students
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Cañero Pérez, M.; Mónaco Gerónimo, E.; Montoya Castilla, I. Emotional Intelligence and Empathy as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being in University Students. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2019, 9, 19-29.

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