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Natalio Extremera

Natalio Extremera
University of Malaga | UMA · Department of Social Psychology, Social Anthropology, Social Work and Social Services

Doctor of Psychology

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Background and Objectives This exploratory study aimed to test the buffering effect of emotional intelligence in the associations between aggression against teachers, perceived stress, and withdrawal intentions. Design and Methods A sample of 329 secondary school teachers (51.4% female) completed questionnaires assessing aggression against teacher...
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Background: Problematic smartphone use (PSU) is a public health issue that is currently rising among adolescents. The Compensatory Internet Use Theory (CIUT) poses that difficulties in handling negative life circumstances could result in PSU. Furthermore, the Interaction of Person-Affect-Cognition-Execution (I-PACE) model suggests that the interac...
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Adolescents who experience cybervictimization are at increased risk for suicidal ideation. However, not all adolescents who suffer cybervictimization experience suicidal ideation, suggesting the importance of investigating protective factors that might potentially buffer and decrease these thoughts of death. The present study focused on examining t...
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The present study was concerned with how gratitude and facets of emotional intelligence (i.e., self-emotions appraisal, others-emotions appraisal, use of emotion, & regulation of emotion) are related to life satisfaction in older adults. Two models were examined in a sample of 191 Spanish older adults: (1) a broaden-and-build model, in which gratit...
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Purpose This paper aims to report the findings of a study examining the relationship between different leadership styles and engagement through the mediating role of proactive personality. Design/methodology/approach Servant leadership, paradoxical leadership, authentic leadership, employee engagement and proactive personality were assessed in an...
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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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The aim of this study is to explore a model examining how emotional intelligence (EI), sex, depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviours (STB) may interact. The sample included 380 Spanish adolescent bully-victims (61.6% boys; mean age = 14.38 years). The results indicated that EI is a significant negative predictor of decreased STB and...
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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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De acuerdo con la teoría de Demandas y Recursos Laborales, existen diversos factores psicosociales en el trabajo (demandas y recursos laborales) que afectan a los niveles de engagement y a las actitudes laborales del profesorado. Asimismo, la inteligencia emocional se considera un recurso personal clave con efectos positivos sobre la salud ocupacio...
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El uso excesivo de redes sociales puede afectar el bienestar de los adolescentes. Investigaciones recientes encuentran relaciones significativas entre el uso problemático de las redes sociales (UPRS) y el desajuste psicológico. Este estudio propone analizar las diferencias por género en el porcentaje de riesgo alto de UPRS e indagar las relaciones...
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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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Resumen Aunque investigaciones previas han indicado que las habilidades emocionales afectan sustancialmente al bienestar ocupacional y la motivación del profesorado, los estudios que examinan las posibles vías por las cuales la inteligencia emocional se relaciona con la satisfacción laboral y con la intención de abandono son escasos. El presente es...
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This research examined the relationships among emotional intelligence, positive and negative affect, and suicide ideation between Spanish adolescents in a 4-month follow-up study. Adolescents (N = 1,174) from Southern Spain completed an emotional intelligence scale and, 4 months later, 818 of them completed scales measuring affect and suicide ideat...
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Although previous research has indicated that emotional abilities substantially affect teacher work-related well-being and motivation, studies examining the potential paths in which emotional intelligence relates to job satisfaction and intention to quit are limited. The current study examined a serial mediation model including a personal resource,...
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Purpose: Emotional intelligence (EI) is typically linked to higher subjective happiness scores in human service professionals. It is unknown which EI facets are more predictive in explaining subjective happiness beyond that accounted for by other key predictors such as perceived stress. This study investigated which EI facets were the most predict...
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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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Online social networking is an intrinsic part of present life. However, if individuals believe that some basic psychological needs can only be fulfilled through social networking sites, an addictive pattern of usage may emerge. Problematic social media use (PSMU) is a growing concern in adolescence. The present study aimed at contributing to prior...
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A large body of literature has identified the problematic Internet use as a risk factor for cyberbullying perpetration. Nevertheless, the studies on protective factors that may moderate this relationship are still scarce. The purpose of the present study was to examine if the emotional intelligence is a moderator in the relationship between problem...
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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...
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Educational context has an important influence on adolescents’ development and well-being, which also affects their academic performance. Previous empirical studies highlight the importance of levels of emotional intelligence for students’ academic performance. Despite several studies having analyzed the association and underlying mechanisms linkin...
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La crisis provocada por la pandemia del coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) está afectando a todos los países del mundo. El nivel de propagación y la gravedad de la enfermedad ha supuesto un gran impacto psicológico para la población, llegando a provocar problemas de salud mental en los períodos de confinamiento en la mayoría de las personas. Este es...
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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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This investigation aimed to explore the mediator role of study engagement (i.e., study vigor and dedication) in the association between self- and other-focused emotion regulation abilities and occupational commitment in a sample of pre-service teachers. The sample was comprised of 249 students (65.5% female; Mage = 27 years) of a master’s degree in...
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School violence against teachers is a significant psychosocial risk factor that negatively influences health, well-being, and job attitudes. Despite the growing attention paid to the psychological distress that victimized teachers may suffer, little is known about the protective role of individual resources that may attenuate the impact of experien...
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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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La ciberperpetración es un problema creciente de la sociedad actual, pero, aunque los factores de riesgo son ampliamente estudiados, son pocas las investigaciones centradas en los recursos personales que podrían favorecer su prevención o reducción. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar si las autovaloraciones centrales pueden moderar la relación...
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Empirical evidence has demonstrated that teaching professionals suffer from psychosocial risk factors associated with negative educational, economic, and social consequences (Iriarte-Redín & Erro-Garcés, 2020; Travers, 2017). According to the Job Demands-Resources theory, it is proposed that both contextual and personal factors are predictors of te...
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Introducción: debido a las alarmantes tasas de abandono del profesorado novel, un creciente número de estudios han examinado los factores individuales que contribuyen a explicar los niveles de bienestar y motivación en el contexto universitario. En este sentido, la inteligencia emocional y la gratitud se han mostrado como recursos persona-les relev...
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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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Traditional bullying persists as a serious concern among adolescents worldwide. Emotional intelligence (EI) is a promising research area to prevent bullying victimisation and peer-aggression. However, few studies have focused on how the specific dimensions of EI would explain adolescents' involvement in the different traditional bullying roles. The...
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Las tecnologías digitales brindan numerosos beneficios para nuestra vida cotidiana. Sin embargo, la investigación actual sugiere que los adolescentes se encuentran en un mayor riesgo de desarrollar un uso problemático de dichas herramientas. Dadas las consecuencias negativas para su salud y bienestar, es necesaria investigación que examine factores...
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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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Algunas de las características típicas de la adolescencia, como el incremento en las conductas de riesgo y las dificultades en el manejo de impulsos en situaciones emocionales, se conjugan con un creciente contacto con tecnologías digitales, para colocar a los adolescentes en una posición de vulnerabilidad frente al desarrollo de un uso problemátic...
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Este estudio examina el papel de dos recursos personales positivos, optimismo y gratitud, como predictores del bienestar. Más allá de la capacidad predictiva del optimismo y la gratitud, se analiza el posible papel incremental de la inteligencia emocional en la predicción del bienestar. Los participantes fueron 350 estudiantes universitarios españo...
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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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Introducción Pocos constructos psicológicos en las últimas décadas han atraído la atención de psicólogos, educadores, formadores, y técnicos de recursos humanos como lo ha hecho el concepto de inteligencia emocional. Tras 30 años desde la aparición del concepto científico, presentamos este monográfico en la revista Know and Share Psychology en reco...
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Previous research has highlighted the relationship between being cybervictimised and the presence of clinical symptoms, such as depression. To date, however, there has been no comparative analysis of the personal resources profiles of adolescent victims of cyberbullying with and without depressive symptoms. The current study analysed the relationsh...
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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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Emotional intelligence has been underscored as a helpful personal resource in explaining life and job attitudes in human services employees. However, the joint interaction of emotional intelligence (EI) abilities with work engagement to explain life and job attitudes has not been tested. The present study aimed to explore the interactive role of EI...
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Though contemporary scientific literature addressing the links between emotional intelligence (EI) and suicidal ideation in adolescents is scarce, one of the potential proposed pathways through which EI may reduce the risk of suicidal ideation involves its relationship with the use of adaptive coping strategies. The aim of this research is to provi...
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We examined the role of negative affectivity and trait emotional intelligence as predictors of suicide risk (viz., depressive symptoms & suicidal behaviors) in adults. A convenience sample of 456 adult volunteers participated in the present study based on using student-recruited sampling methodology. All participants completed a survey including se...
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Emotional intelligence provides a unified theoretical framework for studying the role of emotional skills in the processes of stress and well-being, which is extraordinarily applicable in this crisis caused by COVID-19. Thus, below we shall provide a non-exhaustive analysis of the potential consequences of this pandemic, suggesting several future a...
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This study was a quantitative meta-analysis of empirical research on the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and academic performance (AP) that included the three main theoretical models of EI. We conducted a computerized literature search in the main electronic databases. Forty-four of an initial 3,210 articles met the inclusion crite...
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(1) Cyberbullying has gained increased attention from society and researchers due both to its negative psychosocial consequences and the problems that have risen relating to the misuse of technology. Despite the growing number of scientific studies, most research has focused on victims of cyberbullying rather than on the cyberbullies. This study ex...
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Although prior research has extensively examined the association of emotional intelligence (EI) with various job attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction), empirical and systematic investigation of this link within military institutions has captured considerably less attention. The present research analyzed the relationship between EI, teamwork communicat...
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Objective. The present study examines the role of optimism and gratitude as predictors of suicide risk, namely depressive symptoms and suicide ideation. Beyond their expected predictive role, optimism and gratitude were also hypothesized to interact together to predict both suicide risk outcomes. Methods. A sample of 1,013 Spanish adults (521 femal...
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El objetivo de la presente investigación es analizar la relación entre las variables adicción al smartphone, inteligencia emocional, y malestar psicológico con los niveles de nomofobia, así como examinar el grado de dichas variables para predecir varianza explicativa de esta fobia comportamental hacia los smartphones. Se pasaron diferentes escalas...
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Background/Objective: The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among cybervictimization, maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies and somatic complaints in a 4-month follow-up study. Method: A total of 1,024 high school students (456 male and 568 female, M (SD) = 13.69 years (1.3 years), range 12–18 years, voluntar...
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The study aimed to test mediator and moderator factors in the relationship between workplace social support (i.e., perceived support from colleagues and supervisors) and intentions to quit in a sample of teaching professionals. Specifically, utilizing job-demands-resources theory to focus on social support, we examined whether work engagement media...
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La psicología social tiene como objeto de estudio abordar precisamente este tipo de situaciones, en las que los hechos sociales y la psicología están estrechamente unidos. Por eso,hemos solicitado a diez especialistas de nuestro ámbito que realizaran una pequeña reflexión sobre lo que, desde su campo de investigación, nuestra disciplina podría apor...
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En este monográfico se presentan 10 propuestas teóricas sobre la forma en que la Psicología Social puede —potencialmente— ayudar a afrontar la pandemia del COVID-19. En concreto, en estas propuestas se discute: a) cómo se podrían utilizar distintos modelos teóricos para entender mejor la pandemia, sus consecuencias y cómo afrontarlas; b) la importa...
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En este monográfico se presentan 10 propuestas teóricas sobre la forma en que la Psicología Social puede —potencialmente— ayudar a afrontar la pandemia del COVID-19. En concreto, en estas propuestas se discute: a) cómo se podrían utilizar distintos modelos teóricos para entender mejor la pandemia, sus consecuencias y cómo afrontarlas; b) la importa...
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En el presente artículo se tratará la relación entre la inteligencia emocional y el liderazgo en las unidades de Seguridad y Defensa, las Fuerzas Armadas y Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad del Estado. También se analizará el cambio de paradigma de las relaciones humanas en las citadas organizaciones con una mayor puesta en valor de la Inteligencia Em...
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Background: The Frequency of Suicidal Ideation Inventory (FSII) is a new and brief measure designed to assess for suicide ideation frequency in the previous year. To provide evidence of the reliability and validity for the FSII in a Spanish-speaking community, the present study examined the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the FSI...
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Resumen. Actualmente se cuenta con instrumentos válidos y fiables para la evaluación de la inteligencia emocional (IE). Sin embargo, el conocimiento sobre la evaluación de la IE en la niñez y la adolescencia en entornos hispanohablantes es más escaso. Con el objetivo de analizar qué medidas están siendo utilizadas con esta población, se llevó a cab...
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Problematic Internet and smartphone usage among adolescents has become an alarming social problem. Previous research suggests a detrimental effect of Internet and smartphone problematic use on psychological adjustment. Therefore, it is important to identify protective factors that may ameliorate these deleterious mental health consequences. We exam...
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This research contributes to the current knowledge on teacher well-being by examining an integrated model with a personal resource (i.e., emotional intelligence) explaining teacher withdrawal intention through a mediator (i.e., work engagement) and considering the moderator effect of a second personal resource (i.e., teacher self-efficacy) in this...
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Based on a primary prevention perspective, the main purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between ability emotional intelligence, cognitive emotion regulation strategies, and well-being indicators (e.g., psychological well-being and satisfaction with life), controlling for sociodemographic variables and personality traits in our an...
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Drawing upon Job Demands‐Resources (JD‐R) theory, most research on hindrance demands has focused on the antecedent role of work engagement. However, no studies have analysed the potential effects of hindrance demands as moderators in the engagement‐job satisfaction link. The objective of this study was to examine the moderator effect of role stress...
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This study provided evidence on the moderator role of emotional intelligence in the relationship between occupational commitment and intention to quit teaching in a sample of 780 pre-service teachers. Results showed that occupational commitment and emotional intelligence jointly predicted variance of intention to quit teaching after controlling for...
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Introduction: Over the last decade, emotion regulation has drawn much attention in the organisational literature, specifically in career outcomes. Although the relationship between emotion regulation and career outcomes has been well established, potential mechanisms that might account for this relationship are still unclear. Method: This study att...
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This study sought to investigate the role of emotional intelligence in both extrinsic and intrinsic career success in early and later career stages. Specifically, we examined the predictive and incremental validity of emotional intelligence in career success after controlling for personality factors in a sample of 271 graduates. When analyzing extr...