Raquel Rodríguez- Carvajal

Raquel Rodríguez- Carvajal
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | UAM · Faculty of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
Enthusiastic in innovation, enjoying cross-field approaches, seeking to build human knowledge, and breaking the borders of research plots.
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December 2013 - present
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (138)
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Objectives The present research was intended to validate a new psychometric instrument—the Meditative State Scale (MSS)—designed from a novel approach that integrates knowledge from the foundational pillars in which meditation practices were grounded with recent neuroscientific and psychological findings. Methods The research was divided into two...
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Objectives The Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) is one of the most common self-report instruments used in scientific literature to assess mindfulness. However, mixed evidence has been provided regarding its psychometric properties. Among them, the FFMQ seems to present latent classes or profiles with specific patterns in its facets, whic...
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Flexible use of emotion regulation (ER) strategies in daily life is theorized to depend on appraisals of occurring stressful events. Yet, to date, little is known about (a) how appraisals of the current situation modulate the use of ER strategies in daily life and (b) how individual differences in affective symptoms impact these relations among app...
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Introduction Healthcare workers usually deal with several risk factors that make them prone to some psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, burnout, or even PSTD. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this situation worsened, so many studies were conducted to highlight the impact of the pandemic on healthcare professionals’ mental health. Howe...
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Objectives The Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) is a popular self-report instrument for mindfulness assessment. However, several studies report mixed evidence regarding its reliability and validity. While recent replication studies have shown several issues regarding its latent structure, first-order facets seemed to replicate successful...
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Background: Experience sampling methods (ESMs) are increasingly being used to study ecological emotion dynamics in daily functioning through repeated assessments taken over several days. However, most of these ESM approaches are only based on self-report assessments, and therefore, studies on the ecological trajectories of their underlying mechani...
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BACKGROUND Experience sampling methods (ESMs) are increasingly being used to study ecological emotion dynamics in daily functioning through repeated assessments taken over several days. However, most of these ESM approaches are only based on self-report assessments, and therefore, studies on the ecological trajectories of their underlying mechanism...
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A mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) to address emotional factors that may negatively impact the fluency of the subjects was implemented. A MBI consisting of 5 weekly 2-h sessions was designed and applied to two stuttering cases. The goals were to lower stuttering and to reduce anxiety through the acquisition of mindfulness skills. Participants w...
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Introduction Physicians of Intensive Care Units (ICU) have a potential risk to develop negative outcomes such as emotional exhaustion and secondary traumatic stress (STS). Specifically, job demands in these units (i.e., work stressors and emotional effort) may positively predict these outcomes, whereas personal resources such as harmonious passion...
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Introduction. Physicians of Intensive Care Units (ICU) have a potential risk to develop negative outcomes such as emotional exhaustion and secondary traumatic stress (STS). Specifically, job demands in these units (i.e., work stressors and emotional effort) may positively predict these outcomes, whereas personal resources such as harmonious passion...
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Background: Secondary traumatic stress (STS), a construct formed by compassion fatigue, shattered assumptions, and symptomatology, has been scarcely studied in intensive care units (ICU). In these units, healthcare workers encounter daily work stressors which impact on their health and well-being. Also, previous literature revealed a passion for ca...
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The Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth-Short Form (AFQ-Y8) was designed to measure psychological inflexibility in children and adolescents. However, it has not yet been validated to the Spanish population. The present study examines the factorial structure, internal consistency, convergent and incremental validity, and measurement invaria...
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The Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) is a popular tool in mindfulness research. However, its psychometric qualities and its replicability have caused controversy. This study carried out a psychometric review and a conceptual replication of the FFMQ latent structure. The review showed that previous validation studies of the FFMQ used non...
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Aim To propose a predictive model of secondary traumatic stress (STS). Design A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out. Context The study was conducted in the Intensive Care Units of a hospital in Madrid (Spain). Participants The sample comprised 103 health professionals. Interventions A series of questionnaires were created and comp...
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Objectives: Music performance anxiety (MPA) is a common damaging phenomenon for any musician’s career. Mindfulness stands as a promising construct to prevent MPA. However, the relationships between mindfulness and MPA are still not fully explored, alongside other relevant attention-based (e.g., self-consciousness) or emotion-based constructs (e.g.,...
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Objectives Interest in mindfulness practices aimed at children and adolescents in school and clinical contexts has increased. However, little research on the benefits of mindfulness in these age groups has been conducted. In Spanish-speaking countries, this lack of research may be due to the scarcity of reliable and valid instruments for assessing...
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Background: Health professionals in intensive care units are constantly dealing with suffering, pain, illnesses and death of either patients or relatives. In this context emotionally demanding, it is necessary to study the impact of these factors on intensivists, emphasizing their risk of suffering Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS). Moreover, it is...
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Resumen Objetivo Proponer un modelo de predictores del estrés traumático secundario. Diseño Se trata de un diseño transversal descriptivo. Ámbito El estudio se llevó a cabo en las unidades de cuidados intensivos de un hospital terciario de Madrid. Participantes La muestra estuvo formada por 103 profesionales sanitarios. Intervenciones Se creó...
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Despite the emphasis of servant leadership theory on the attention provided to workers’ needs and goals, there is a lack of empirical knowledge on the relationship between servant leadership and employees’ goal attainment. We provide a theoretical model of the mechanism by which this strong focus of servant leadership on a worker’s individual devel...
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Objetivos Explorar las características sociodemográficas, psicológicas y psicopatológicas, así como evaluar la conducta de una muestra de internos. Materiales y métodos Se cuenta con una muestra total, entre jóvenes y mayores, de 182 internos del Centro Penitenciario Madrid III. La investigación se ha llevado a cabo con una batería de cuestionario...
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En el año 2006 se produjo un cambio en el paradigma sobre la comprensión de las discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo en la Convención de Derechos para las Personas con Discapacidad. Desde entonces han proliferado los intentos de implementar programas para mejorar el bienestar y la calidad de vida de este colectivo. El presente trabajo reco...
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Introducción La Pasión por el Trabajo ha sido definida como una “inclinación controlable hacia una actividad que la persona valora como importante y en la que decide invertir tiempo y esfuerzo”, diferenciando entre una pasión armoniosa y una pasión obsesiva, con diferentes consecuencias para la salud. El objetivo general de este estudio sería mostr...
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The Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) is a popular tool in mindfulness research. However, some controversies are being upheld regarding its psychometric qualities and its replicability This study introduces novel evidence regarding two main issues: Firstly, questionable psychometric practices in validation studies confirmed previous c...
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We aimed to gain a better understanding of the personality-burnout process by examining the effects of emotional regulation ability through both cross-sectional and a pre–post social and emotional learning intervention studies. The sample was composed of 243 Spanish public school teachers. Data were collected using the Maslach Burnout Inventory–Edu...
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Introducción El Estrés Traumático Secundario ha sido definido como el conjunto de síntomas psicológicos adquiridos por la exposición a personas que sufren los efectos del trauma. Los profesionales que por su trabajo están expuestos a las experiencias de sufrimiento por la atención que dan a víctimas de eventos traumáticos, son una población de ries...
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Foi proposto que a regulação da emoção (ER) é um fator com uma capacidade preditiva de desempenho acadêmico. No entanto, estudos empíricos são escassos e ainda relativamente pouco se sabe sobre a relação específica das estratégias e habilidades RE com diferentes indicadores de desempenho acadêmico. O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar o estado d...
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Music performing usually binds intense psychological experiences, from which music performance anxiety (MPA) is amongst the most damaging and pervasive ones. Alongside, some constructs seem to be associated with MPA, like negative affect and self-consciousness. In the interaction between these three elements, mindfulness seems to be an effective to...
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Adolescents’ aggressive behavior is a growing social problem with important implications for psychosocial adjustment. The teaching of emotional skills has an important impact on reducing aggression in schools. However, little scientific evidence has shown the explanatory mechanism through which this training reduces aggression during adolescence. T...
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This paper tests and confirms the cross-cultural equivalence of the Servant Leadership Survey (SLS) in eight countries and languages: The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Finland. A composite sample consisting of 5201 respondents from eight countries that all filled out the SLS was used. A three-step approach was ad...
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The prevalence of antisocial behavior in school settings is still discouraging. Students that often engage in aggressive acts may lack in the ability to appreciate the emotional consequences of their behaviors and share others' emotions. The Children's Empathic Attitudes Questionnaire (CEAQ) is one of the questionnaires used to assess empathy in ch...
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There are more and more studies showing the effectiveness of Mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) in well-being. However, there are few studies that explore the mechanisms underlying this effect. The aim of this study is to present and validate the Integrative Model of Mindfulness (MIM). MIM main hypothesis is that mindfulness practice leads to an...
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La tartamudez es un trastorno de habla que ha sido relacionado en la literatura científica no solamente con aspectos lingüísticos, sino también con factores cognitivos y emocionales que afectan al mantenimiento del trastorno. Dada la efectividad mostrada por la práctica de Mindfulness para el manejo de aspectos emocionales, se diseñó una intervenci...
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Studies suggest that suppressing emotions required by occupational roles (i.e., surface acting [SA]) can lead to employees' emotional exhaustion. In contrast, trying to experience the emotions required by the role (i.e., deep acting [DA]) appears to be a less harmful strategy for the employee. However, problems with 1 of the mainstream measures of...
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This study's general objective was to analyze whether different types of cognitive emotion regulation strategies (CERS), namely adaptive strategies-specifically positive refocusing and positive reappraisal-and maladaptive strategies-self-blame, catastrophizing, and rumination-mediated the neuroticism-depression relationship in children 9-12 years o...
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Surface acting (SA) refers to the strategy whereby front-line employees hide their own emotions and fake those required of them within their role within customer service transactions. Although researchers have associated SA with burnout, evidence now suggests that this could be an indirect relationship. Building on the Conservation of Resources the...
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El bienestar psicológico (BP) es un indicador de calidad de vida a nivel individual y colectivo. La población universitaria es vulnerable a bajos niveles de BP. El sexo y los rasgos de personalidad afectan el BP. Profundizar en el conocimiento de estos factores sería de valor para el desarrollo de intervenciones acordes con las necesidades específi...
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Self-report measures of Mindfulness have been recently flourished within the increase of mindfulness-related contributions. One of the most popular and recent ones is the Five Facest Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ). Despite its popularity, literature contributions point out improvement areas for the FFMQ: (1) EFA and CFA based on item parcelling,...
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Is there a specific way to enjoy life in the Mediterranean culture? Does this specific way to live life have an effect in others life skills, culture or society? To study this, we created the merrymaking questionnaire (Merry-Q) and we validated it with a Spanish sample (n=231) as a first-step analysis for a future cross-cultural comparison. Partici...
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Purpose – Employees working in the leisure service industry are required to show positive emotions when dealing with customers. However, empirical evidence confirms that faking emotions can lead to burnout. In contrast, employees that try to experience the emotions required by the role (i.e. deep acting (DA)) can lead to healthier outcomes. However...
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The aim of this article is known through literature review the existence or absence of gender bias in the exercise of the nursing profession in two specific problems such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and panic attacks. We want to know how these biases might be impacting clinical diagnosis and health care received by men and women. A search was p...
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El presente trabajo trata de mostrar los efectos que el entrenamiento en Mindfulness produce en las disfluencias lingüísticas, enfatizando la relevancia del manejo de aspectos emocionales y cognitivos en la tartamudez. Dentro de estos aspectos encontramos la ansiedad, la anticipación y la evitación de situaciones asociadas a la falta de fluidez y s...
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Vitality is an important aspect of well-being which is linked to desirable outcomes in the organizational field. Nevertheless, the work context may constitute a resources consuming environment which may influence on well-being deterioration. Based on Conservation of Resources theory (Hobfoll, 1998), it is expected that sleep hours and non-sedentary...
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Mindfulness is defined as sustained, non-judgmental attention towards the world and the self. Several recent studies are bringing this concept into cutting-edge research and creating important contributions for the clinical context. In spite of this fact, there is a promising but unmapped field of research around specific contributions of mindfulne...
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Servant Leadership emphasizes employee’s development and growth within a context of moral and social concern. Nowadays, this management change towards workers´ wellbeing is highlighted as an important issue. The aims of this paper are to adapt to Spanish speakers the Servant Leadership Survey (SLS) by van Dierendonck and Nuijten (2011), and to anal...
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Exploración del mindfulness, los afectos, la ansiedad escénica musical, la auto-monitorización y la inteligencia emocional como variables psicológicas en los músicos intérpretes 146 músicos que voluntariamente realizaron unos auto-informes destinados a medir el mindfulness como disposición general, la ansiedad escénica musical, la auto-monitorizaci...
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mindfulness – prestar atención intencional al momento presente, con aceptación y sin juzgar-. Su aplicación en contextos clínicos y en población no clínica ha documentado ampliamente sus efectos positivos sobre la reducción del estrés y el incremento de emociones positivas. Sin embargo, poco se han estudiado sus efectos y repercusiones en el campo...
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Background: Researchers define Emotional Labour (EL) as the effort associated with meeting the emotional requirements of the job, yet nobody has ever directly tested this effort. Building on classic stress and ego depletion theory, this study develops the Emotional Effort Scale (EEF). Methods: In Study 1, exploratory (N = 197) and confirmatory f...
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El presente estudio expone la intervención psicológica para el acoso psicológico en el trabajo a partir del caso de una mujer, de 35 años, que presenta excesivo malestar psicológico con síntomas de estrés postraumático y depresivos. La intervención consistió en 11 sesiones a lo largo de cuatro meses y consideró la reducción de la ansiedad excesiva,...
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Background: Researchers define Emotional Labour (EL) as the effort associated with meeting the emotional requirements of the job, yet nobody has ever directly tested this effort. Building on classic stress and ego depletion theory, this study develops the Emotional Effort scale (EEF). Methods: In Study 1, exploratory (N=197) and confirmatory factor...