María Angeles Peláez-Fernández

María Angeles Peláez-Fernández
University of Malaga | UMA · Department of Social Psychology, Social Work, Social Anthropology and East Asian Studies

PhD

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October 2016 - February 2021
University of Malaga
Position
  • Secretary of Department
October 2013 - December 2017
University of Malaga
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  • Professor (Associate)
March 2009 - October 2013
University of Málaga
Position
  • Profesora Ayudante Doctora (Assistant Professor)

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Publications (55)
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The aim of this study was to examine burnout and engagement dimensions as predictors of life satisfaction in a sample of 531 Spanish teachers. We also aimed to examine the additional contribution of core self-evaluations on life satisfaction, above and beyond socio-demographic variables and burnout and engagement dimensions. Results of hierarchical...
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Objective: This research aimed to explore the moderating role of emotional intelligence (EI) in the relationship between self-esteem and eating disorders (ED) symptomatology. Method: A battery of online questionnaires was administered to a sample of 516 adults including university students and a community population. The sample, age range of 18-...
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La inteligencia emocional (IE) y las estrategias de regulación constituyen recursos personales relevantes para la prevención de los trastornos de conducta alimentaria (TCA). En concreto, las estrategias de regulación cognitivo emocional (ERCE) desadaptativas han mostrado vínculos positivos con criterios de TCA. Sin embargo, no existen estudios que...
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We are delighted to introduce a very special Research Topic of Frontiers in Psychology. Eating disorders (ED) and weight disorders (WD) are severe illnesses in which especially, but not exclusively, young people go through critical disturbances in their eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Given the severity and scope of obesity and...
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There is a growing interest in improving the teaching-learning process at all levels of education, including higher education. In recent years, university institutions have been taking action to renew and modernize the way in which they teach and learn, making the process more dynamic and closer to the current social reality. Competencies such as t...
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La insatisfacción corporal (IC) es un predictor importante de conductas alimentarias de riesgo (CAR), aunque la IC comúnmente se presenta con sintomatología de ansiedad, se desconoce si esta modera la relación entre la IC y las CAR en población adolescente. Objetivo: analizar el efecto moderador de la sintomatología de ansiedad en la relación entre...
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Asegurar que los profesores proporcionan una enseñanza de calidad y fomentan vivamente las interacciones positivas y un clima adecuado entre ellos y sus alumnos es un aspecto clave para el éxito de la educación. En general, el colectivo docente es un sector fuertemente convencido de su papel como agente de cambio y aprendizaje y considera de gran i...
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Past studies have reported emotional intelligence (EI) as a relevant factor in development and maintenance of eating disorders (ED), as well as in increasing self-esteem and reducing anxiety. Similarly, research has showed that anxiety and self-esteem are positively and negatively associated to ED criteria, respectively. However, no prior studies h...
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Background Prior research indicates that deficits in emotional abilities are key predictors of the onset and maintenance of eating disorders (ED). As a relatively new emotion-related construct, emotional intelligence (EI) comprises a set of basic emotional abilities. Preliminary research suggests that deficits in EI are linked with disordered eatin...
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According to the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, the frequency of positive emotions is associated with the development of positive attitudes, cognitions, and behaviors in organizational contexts. However, positive and negative attitudes at work might also be influenced by different personal and job resources. While emotional intellig...
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Research has demonstrated that cyber victimization is consistently associated with higher problem behaviors such as problematic technology use. However, little research has examined specific individual dispositions that can serve as a buffer in the link between cyber victimization and higher problematic uses of technology (i.e., problematic Interne...
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Abstract: The unemployment rate has dramatically increased in southern Europe in the last decade. Although it is well-known that unemployment impairs mental health, the specific roles of personal resources like emotional intelligence (EI) and potential underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Prior studies have shown that resilience and self-esteem ar...
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Antecedentes: La inteligencia emocional es una habilidad esencial para los profesionales de la educación. Su desarrollo es un importante predictor de indicadores de bienestar personal y laboral entre los docentes. Sin embargo, la formación en educación emocional recibida por el profesorado novel es escasa en España. Este trabajo presenta una propue...
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This study investigated whether health-promoting behaviours mediate the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and well-being and health outcomes in the unemployed population. Spanish unemployed (N = 530) completed questionnaires of EI, health-promoting lifestyles, subjective well-being and perceived health. Path-analytic results showed t...
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The aim of the present study was to identify the profile and motivations of users of public facilities in Sierra de las Nieves, a protected area (‘natural park’) in the Spanish Mediterranean mountains, and their influence on perceptions of crowding and satisfaction. A self-reported questionnaire, including socio-demographic questions and a scale me...
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This study examines the residents´ perceptions of the impact of tourism in Benalmádena, and the profiles of the residents according to socio-demographic characteristics. A questionnaire assessed how these characteristics influence the residents' perceptions towards the environment, economy, and socio-cultural aspects. The survey was administered to...
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In this study, an integrative analysis involving social support and core self-evaluations (CSE) as concurrent predictors of psychological distress among unemployed adults was conducted. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between perceptions of social support and CSE with psychological distress among unemployed adults, as we...
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Objective This research aimed to explore the moderating role of gender in the relationship between Perceived Emotional Intelligence (PEI) and aggression among adults. Method The Trait Meta-Mood Scale and the Aggressive Provocation Questionnaire were administered to 338 participants from a Spanish community including both genders, ranging from 19 to...
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In this study, an integrative analysis involving social support and core self-evaluations (CSE) as concurrent predictors of psychological distress among unemployed adults was conducted. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between perceptions of social support and CSE with psychological distress among unemployed adults, as we...
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Nota suicida y autopsia psicológica: Aspectos comportamentales asociados Cuando se produce una muerte en circunstancias traumáticas, ambiguas, desconocidas o inciertas, cabe pensar en una muerte con etiología suicida. En muchas ocasiones, junto al cuerpo aparece una nota suicida que ayuda a aclarar algunos aspectos necesarios para la investigación...
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Abstract. The aim of this research was to explore the influence of Perceived Emotional Intelligence (PEI) on aggression dimensions (Physical Aggression, Verbal Aggression, Hostility, and Anger) above and beyond the effects of gender, age, and personality traits (Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience...
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Background and objective To validate the best cut-off point of the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-40), Spanish version, for the screening of eating disorders (ED) in the general population. Material and method This was a transversal cross-sectional study. The EAT-40 Spanish version was administered to a representative sample of 1.543 students, age ran...
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Background: This study presents normative data on the Spanish Version of the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (S-EDE-Q) for adolescents and young adults in Spain. Method: A sample of 1,543 men and women, aged 12 - 21 years, completed the S-EDE-Q as part of a larger assessment battery. Results: Means, standard deviations, clinical sig...
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This research examines the internal consistency, convergent validity, and sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive value of the Spanish version of the Eating Disorder Examination-Self-Report Questionnaire (S-EDE-Q), as a screening questionnaire for eating disorders (ED) in a community sample. Participants were 1543 male and fe...
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The present research explored the effects of pre-exposure to temptation primes and dieting primes on food intake, goal accessibility and explicit automatic evaluations of food-enjoyment and dieting goals among restrained and unrestrained eaters. Participants (n= 166) were randomly assigned to three conditions: food-cue, dieting, or control, in whic...
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There is currently controversy surrounding the effectiveness of universal versus selective prevention in eating disorders (ED). The present study aims at evaluating the effectiveness of universal school-based ED prevention administered to female secondary school students (n = 349). Students received either the full prevention programme (learning ba...
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Objective: This article reviews the epidemiological studies of eating disorders (ED) among Spanish population published to date. Method: PSYCINFO and MEDLINE databases have been used to look for empirical Spanish epidemiological studies of ED published. Results: Most of the studies in the 90's have not used a diagnostic method for the clinical iden...
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The aim of this research was to compare two different case-identification designs: (a) a one-stage anonymous design using the Eating Disorders Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q; Fairburn & Beglin, 1994) as diagnostic instrument and (b) a two-stage-non-anonymous design using the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT; Garner & Garfinkel, 1979) and the EDE-Q as s...
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Objective: The prevalence of eating disorders (EDs) in a representative scholastic sample was evaluated, and the demo-graphic factors associated with ED were assessed. Method: The study used a two-stage epidemiological design. The study population was a randomly selected sample of 1545 students (12-to 21-year-old males and females) in the region of...
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In the present study, the methodological designs and diagnostic instruments used in the estimation of the prevalence of eating disorders among general population are revised. The advantages, inconveniences and biases associated with the use of each methodological procedure are shown. The inherent difficulties attached to the estimation of eating di...
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This article reviews the epidemiological studies of eating disorders among Spanish popula-tion. They have found several methodological biases: Most studies have not used any diagnostic method. None of the two-stage epidemiological studies have estimated the sensibility of the scre-ening questionnaire. Because of that, it is important to study the p...
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In this study, the authors analyzed the efficacy of Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for relapse-prevention in 10 patients with “Eating Disorders” (ED): 3 with bulimia nervosa (BN) and 7 with anorexia nervosa (AN). These patients had finished their treatment in the Hospital Nutrition Service after their nutritional recovery and symptomatic decrea...

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En la Universidad de Málaga estamos realizando una investigación sobre la situación laboral y el desempleo en general. Para ello, si estás desempleado/a, te pedimos su colaboración respondiendo al siguiente cuestionario anónimo que sólo te llevará unos minutos. Tu colaboración será totalmente anónima y la información que incluyas en el cuestionario tendrá carácter confidencial. https://forms.gle/d3EAABsu84BybJvR7
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Si estás investigando sobre trastornos de la conducta alimentaria o sobre trastornos del peso, hay un call for papers en este monográfico de Frontiers in Psychology. Puedes enviar tu abstract hasta el 1 de junio de 2021, y tu artículo hasta el 1 de agosto de 2021: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/16798/eating-disorders-and-weight-disorders-assessment-early-diagnosis-prognosis-treatment-outcome-and-the