Felix Zurita Ortega

Felix Zurita Ortega
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal

DR

About

347
Publications
194,269
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
2,468
Citations
Additional affiliations
September 2009 - September 2011
Facultad de educacion y humanidades de Melilla
Facultad de educacion y humanidades de Melilla
Position
  • Profesor Ayudante Doctor
November 2007 - March 2015
University of Granada
Position
  • Profesor Contratado Doctor

Publications

Publications (347)
Article
Full-text available
Nowadays, the adolescent population consumes substances that are harmful to health at an earlier age. Therefore, the present research aimed to (i) develop an explanatory model of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis consumption on physical self-concept, social self-concept, and physical activity practice and (ii) contrast the model through a multi-group...
Article
Full-text available
Youth obesity has been a pandemic for decades. One of its causes is a low level of physical activity. It is necessary to know the specific situation of adolescents and the factors that influence it in order to be able to act accordingly. The first aim of the current study is to create an explanatory model to establish the relationships between ligh...
Article
Full-text available
Purpose Teachers are exposed to inherent psychosocial risks in the workplace such as chronic stress, psychological distress, exhaustion, and burnout syndrome. To compare the values in psychosocial variables based on compliance with the recommendations for physical activity by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the type of physical activity per...
Article
Full-text available
Objectives The present research aims to identify and establish the relationships between media pressure, psychological wellbeing, age, physical activity and adherence to the Mediterranean diet. This objective is broken down into (a) developing an explanatory model of media pressure, psychological well-being, age, physical activity and adherence to...
Article
Full-text available
Adolescence is a key developmental period from a health, physical and psychological perspective. In view of this, the present research aimed to establish the relationship between emotional intelligence, Mediterranean diet adherence, BMI and age. In order to address this aim, (a) an explanatory model is developed of emotional intelligence and its re...
Article
Full-text available
Background: The aging world population is accelerating rapidly. Physical self-concept (PSC) is one of the psychosocial factors with the greatest influence on an individual's well-being and health. The traditional Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) is considered one of the healthiest dietary models, as it is nutritionally complete and easy to foll...
Article
Full-text available
The motivation developed towards sport plays a key role in the adherence to a healthy dietary pattern, however, it also plays an important role towards digital entertainment. Taking this into account, the present study aims to develop an explanatory model of the incidence of sport motivation on adherence to a healthy dietary pattern and adherence t...
Article
Full-text available
La adolescencia es una etapa de desarrollo, la cual juega un papel clave en lo que se refiere a la adquisición de una adherencia positiva a un patrón dietético saludable y en el control de las distintas emociones vivenciadas en el día a día. Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior, la presente investigación refleja los objetivos de desarrollar un modelo exp...
Article
Full-text available
Motivation plays a key role in the physical-sports field, in the control of disruptive states and in the mental image that people have of themselves. In view of the above, the present study reflects the objectives of identifying and establishing the relationship between sport motivation, anxiety, physical self-concept and social self-concept, broke...
Article
Full-text available
Knowledge and awareness of how to use non-verbal language is essential for the educational field. For this reason, the aim of this study was to develop a validation that validly and reliably measures the analysis of non-verbal language in university teachers. Content validation was carried out by applying the Delphi technique and through an explora...
Article
Full-text available
Mediterranean diet is considered to be a healthy and convenient diet model due both to its physical and mental benefits. Therefore, the aim of the present research is to detail diet pattern, academic performance and self-concept, anxiety and physical activity practice in university students, as well as to establish relationships between the variabl...
Article
Full-text available
La dieta mediterránea está considerada como uno de los modelos dietéticos más sanos y convenientes, por eso el objetivo principal de esta investigación es detallar el tipo de dieta y los niveles de inteligencia emocional en los estudiantes, así como establecer las relaciones entre estas variables. Por esta razón, se ha llevado a cabo un estudio de...
Article
Full-text available
Introducción: La presencia del Síndrome de Burnout en el ámbito docente ha crecido exponencialmente en la última década. Ese crecimiento hace indiscutible la influencia negativa que esta está ejerciendo sobre este colectivo. En este sentido, la resiliencia es un factor que ha cobrado relevancia en las investigaciones, pues constituye una herramient...
Article
Full-text available
The present research aims to analyse the psychometric properties of the AF5 questionnaire for its adaptation for use with young people during a lockdown period. Research was conducted with a sample of 534 students aged between 13 and 17 years (M = 14.49; SD = 1.805). Exploratory factor analysis was conducted using the FACTOR program and confirmator...
Article
Full-text available
Los factores emocionales y su desarrollo en contextos donde abunda la práctica deportiva están en el punto de mira de estos últimos años. Esto es así pues la actividad física tiene una estrecha relación con la canalización de las emociones y su efecto en el rendimiento deportivo, así como las diferencias sexuales en la comprensión de estos términos...
Article
Full-text available
Background: The present study analyzed the need for cognitive closure and narrative creativity in adolescents. The aim was to demonstrate a strong relationship between narrative creativity and the need for cognitive closure. We analyzed a group of participants by applying a lie scale integrated with the Need for Closure Scale to detect potential re...
Article
Full-text available
Background: The influence of mass media on emotions, subjective well-being and behaviours in society should be clearly understood. Physical-health education has an important role to play as a preventive tool. The aim of this study was to develop an explanatory model regarding the relationships between mass media, psychological well-being, physical...
Article
Full-text available
The aim was to determine the opinions held by a sample of students in relation to homoparenting as a family modality. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of university students specialization: social sciences using the AHFH. It is patent that opinions of students about the three factors (support, rejection and acceptance) that compose...
Article
Full-text available
Current research shows that individuals with intellectual disabilities do not engage in enough physical activity to acquire health benefits. However, cooperative learning has been shown to be an effective tool for inclusion and for improving healthy physical habits. The aim of this study is to contrast an explanatory model which incorporates qualit...
Article
Full-text available
Lifespan is increasing globally as never before, and leading to an aging world population. Thus, the challenge for society and individuals is now how to live these years in the best possible health and wellbeing. Despite the benefits of physical activity for both are well documented, older people are not active enough. Physical self-concept is corr...
Article
Full-text available
Background: The university years bring a great deal of vital changes. In addition, psycho-social factors play a key role in university students' development and their consumption of harmful substances. The aim is to analyse academic performance according to psychosocial factors, self-concept, emotional intelligence and harmful substance consumptio...
Article
Full-text available
Los programas de intervención orientados hacia hábitos de vida saludables son cada vez más imprescindibles en la sociedad actual, siendo las poblaciones jóvenes los principales interesados en los mismos, por tanto, se presenta un estudio de revisión de literatura, con los objetivos de realizar una revisión teórica de artículos relacionados con prog...
Article
Full-text available
1) Background: Family is considered as one of the most important elements for the transmission of healthy habits that improve the lives of students. For this reason, the present study aims to describe the degree of family functionality, emotional intelligence, Mediterranean diet adherence, and extra-curricular physical activity engagement. A furthe...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Family is considered as one of the most important elements for the transmission of healthy habits that improve the lives of students. For this reason, the present study aims to describe the degree of family functionality, emotional intelligence, Mediterranean diet adherence, and extra-curricular physical activity engagement. A furth...
Article
Full-text available
This experimental study is aimed at implementing a one-month racket sports programme within a sample of students aged 9 to 13 years in order to analyze its motivational climate effects during physical education lessons in a primary school context. The intervention programme was carried out on 40 of the 285 participants, the rest of the sample were...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Nomophobia is a recent behavioural addiction phenomenon. The present study proposes the objective of determining levels of nomophobia in students of Education. In addition, it seeks to find evidence regarding whether cross-tabulating variables produces statistically significant differences and to examine whether the contemplated var...
Article
Full-text available
Background: The aim of the present study was to describe the resilience levels in a Spanish population during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to analyze the existing associations between high resilience and socio-demographic, work, and academic parameters. Method: 1176 individuals aged 18-67 years participated in a descriptive cross-sect...
Article
Full-text available
1) Physical activity is one of the most influencing factors in people' quality of life. Likewise, the costaleros of the Holy Week of Andalusia (Spain) carry out an important effort with high intensity during an extended time without any preparation. This study was the aim of knowing the intensity of the physical activity practiced by the costaleros...
Article
Full-text available
The high levels of physical inactivity and sedentarism caused by the low mobility offered to people with intellectual disabilities are one of the main causes of the high levels of obesity observed in this group in today’s society. The present study aims was knowledge about the effect of a 6-month intervention programme based on the application of S...
Article
Full-text available
An appeal has been issued to the scientific community to investigate physical, mental and emotional states, and pro-social behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, this study aims to investigate adolescents' self-concept before and during a lockdown period in relation to gender and type/amount of physical activity or sports. The pre-lockdown...
Article
Full-text available
This study aims to develop an intervention based on TARGET strategies in young people practicing rhythmic gymnastics, with the aim of observing whether motivation, discipline, self-concept and flexibility are improved. This research is a longitudinal study of a quasi-experimental nature. A total of 104 young adolescents between the ages of 11 and 1...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of the present study was to analyze the impact of narrative creativity on the subject of written foreign languages in secondary school students. A quasi-experimental longitudinal study was conducted with 117 students of 14-15 years of age in two secondary schools in Andalusia (Spain) with experimental and control groups. The tools used were...
Article
Full-text available
La identidad profesional docente está determinada por los motivos de interés hacia la profesión, así como por los cambios en las actitudes y creencias de los futuros docentes. El presente estudio pretende conocer el interés por la profesión docente y los motivos que incitan al alumnado del Máster de Educación Secundaria (especialidad Educación Físi...
Article
Full-text available
Physical activity is important at any time of life. Particularly in the university, people tend to have more sedentary life, due to their studies. Eating habits are another health factor to consider. In addition, the Multiple Intelligences theory is a proposal that seeks the integral development and well-being of people. A descriptive, cross-sectio...
Article
Full-text available
The COVID-19 lockdown has negatively affected individuals’ welfare. However, there has been no research published heretofore about the levels of self-concept (SC) in adolescents, nor how having practised martial arts (MA) or any physical activity (PA) before the lockdown may have influenced the SC in that time. Hence, this study aimed to analyze so...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Currently, adolescents grow up consuming a large amount of multimedia content and lead a sedentary lifestyle. As a result, emerging trends show greater feelings of loneliness. The present research seeks to describe adolescents' attitudes towards Physical Education (PE), indices of loneliness and physical activity (PA) engagement. Furth...
Article
Full-text available
The first aim of the present work was to examine the effects of a physical activity sports program, specifically Kin-Ball, within a group of individuals with intellectual disabilities, on decreasing sedentary behavior and improving basic physical skills. The second aim was to evaluate social validity and acceptability of the intervention. In this p...
Article
Full-text available
RESUMEN El esquí alpino es un deporte complejo pero con baja tasa de abandono, idóneo para promover la práctica deportiva en edad escolar. Evitar el fracaso y frustración en la iniciación requiere de un método de enseñanza que facilite la progresión. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar si es eficaz un método basado en el empleo de esquís cor...
Article
Emotional Intelligence is a key factor that affects the social and mental wellbeing of students, making it easier for them to understand their environment and make the right decisions in the face of the various conflict situations that arise daily. Therefore, this construct should be constantly developed by educational institutions. For this reason...
Article
Full-text available
The knowledge of evaluation instruments to determine the level of gameplay of schoolchildren is very important at this time. A systematic review has been carried out in this study. The aim of this paper is to investigate the psychometric properties of a study of a sample of Spanish gamers. Two hundred and thirty-seven children (mean age: 11.2± 1.17...
Article
Full-text available
El propósito de este estudio fue analizar el bienestar social percibido de estudiantes universitarios de Ciencias de la Educación en función de factores de tipo sociodemográfico. Se realizó un estudio no experimental, ex post facto, de carácter descriptivo mediante una medición única. La muestra estuvo constituida por 313 estudiantes universitarios...
Article
Full-text available
Castañeda-Vázquez, C.; Moreno-Arrebola, R.; González-Valero, G.; Viciana-Garófano, V.; Zurita-Ortega, F. (2020). Posibles relaciones entre el bullying y la actividad física: una revisión sistemática. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 12(1):94-111.
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Motivation towards sports practice is fundamental at an early age, as this can favor the integral development of the student body. (2) Methods: The main objective of this study was to describe and analyze the relationships between the different dimensions of self-concept based on motivational climate, body mass index and resilience...
Article
Low calorie foods are products designed to replace complete meals or to control snacking in many hypocaloric diets. These products provide many nutrients to the human diet, but little is known about their mineral elements composition. Here we study the mineral profile of weight loss related products, including the analysis of 22 elements (As, Ba, B...
Article
Full-text available
La Inteligencia Emocional es un factor clave que repercute en el bienestar social y mental de los alumnos, lo que les facilita a comprender su entorno y a tomar decisiones acertadas ante las diversas situaciones con-flictivas que surgen diariamente. Lo que pone de manifiesto que este cons-tructo debe de ser desarrollado de forma continua por medio...
Article
Full-text available
La práctica de actividad física constituye un medio esencial en la mejora de la salud física y mental. Su influencia en diversos aspectos cognitivos como la atención, memoria o concentración ha sido ampliamente estudiada, pudiendo guardar una estrecha relación con el rendimiento académico. El objetivo de este estudio consiste en la realización de u...
Article
Full-text available
The study of emotions, learning and psychomotor profile is currently under development, but it has not been very numerous in preschool-age populations. Based on this, this work is proposed with the objectives of analysing emotional intelligence and psychomotor characteristics of a school population of children under 5 years old and establishing the...
Article
Full-text available
This study uses an explanatory model of the dimensions of leadership and emotional intelligence according to the methods used in particular teaching environments (universities and other educational institutions). The effect of different kinds of leadership on emotional intelligence dimensions is also established using an explanatory model. A total...
Article
Full-text available
El presente estudio pretende definir y contrastar un modelo explicativo sobre el clima motivacional, el ajuste escolar y la funcionalidad familiar, y analizar las asociaciones existentes entre las mencionadas variables mediante un análisis de ecuaciones estructurales en una muestra de 2.134 adolescentes de 15 a 18 años de la provincia de Granada, a...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: The present research seeks to define and contrast an explanatory model of physical self-concept, emotional isolation, attitude towards physical education, and family functioning, and analyse the existing associations between these variables. (2) Methods: The sample was made up of 2388 adolescents (43.39% male and 56.61% female), wit...
Article
The present study which is descriptive and cross-sectional in nature, pursues the objective of developing a structural equation model which integrates basic psychological needs, emotional regulation and academic stress in a sample composed of 2736 university students [♂ = 33.8% (n = 924); ♀ = 66.2% (n = 1812)] with a mean age of 23.33 ± 5.77 years....
Article
Full-text available
The prevalence of mental health problems within students due to high academic demands and learning difficulties is a current challenge the field of education. The aim of this study is to review the scientific literature in order to analyze the effect produced by cognitive-behavioral programs and meditation strategies on stress, anxiety, and depress...
Article
Full-text available
El desarrollo de estrategias de aprendizaje, niveles adecuados de motivación de orientación intrínseca y la prevención de altos niveles de estrés y ansiedad académica resulta esencial para el logro del desempeño académico en el contexto universitario. El presente estudio, de carácter descriptivo y corte transversal, persigue como objetivo relaciona...