Rosario Ortega-Ruiz

Rosario Ortega-Ruiz
University of Cordoba (Spain) | UCO · Department of Psychology

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February 2009 - February 2016
University of Greenwich
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  • Visitor Prof.
January 2003 - January 2016
University of Cordoba (Spain)
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  • Principal Investigator

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Publications (382)
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La falta de compromiso moral y empatía se ha relacionado con conductas transgresoras que deterioran la convivencia escolar. Pero hay poco trabajo científico y educativo que ponga en evidencia la relación que ambas variables mantienen con las actitudes de los docentes así como de los futuros docentes en el marco de una sociedad que tiende a la diver...
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Despite previous research on adolescence points to an association between social competence and well-being, limited knowledge is available. Most studies have documented a one-way pattern of influence, although reciprocity has also been suggested. However, they mainly use a cross-sectional design, do not focus on psychological well-being, and do not...
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Background/Objective The present study aims to explore the dynamics of social anxiety profiles in adolescents over time and the psychosocial effects these dynamics have. Method A representative sample of Andalusian (southern Spain) adolescents in Secondary Education was drawn. The study used single-stage stratified cluster sampling. A total of 2,1...
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Normative adjustment stimulates the development of attitudes and behaviours that promote school climate. Previous research has shown that it is a relevant factor in preventing involvement in risk behaviours that affect the quality of peer relationships in classrooms and schools. Previous the development of behaviour adjusted to the norms which prom...
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Objective: Moral disengagement is one of the most explored cognitive strategies for understanding why adolescents engage in aggressive behavior. Moral disengagement research has been lacking in Latin American countries, as there is limited research on cultural differences between adolescents. The moral disengagement scale (MDS) is the most commonly...
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Normative adjustment stimulates the development of attitudes and behaviours that promote school climate. Previous research has shown that it is a relevant factor in preventing involvement in risk behaviours that affect the quality of peer relationships in classrooms and schools. Previous the development of behaviour adjusted to the norms which prom...
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The present study aims to examine the issue of peer aggression and victimisation in early childhood, with a focus on the associated social behaviour strategies (aggressiveness, prosociality, dominance and social insecurity). A sample of 227 children (58.1% girls, n = 132) between the ages of 4 and 7 years (M = 5.61; SD = 1. 03) participated in the...
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Digital media have acquired a key role in the social dynamics among adolescents, increasing the prevalence of risk behaviors such as cyberbullying. Although its study has increased in recent decades, there are still few studies focused on the effects of a specific type of cybervictimization, such as cyber-rumor. The aims of this study were first to...
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Introduction: This study examined the effect of popularity levels on friendship selection and friends' influence on popularity levels in early and mid-adolescence. Methods: Participants were 4205 Spanish adolescents (Mage = 13.1 years at Wave 1; 48% girls) belonging to 160 classrooms in two waves. Adolescents were asked about their friendships a...
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Gossip is a type of social behavior present in all types of social networks, and cybergossip is an emerging kind of online social behavior which can both promote and hinder relationships between peers. The aim of this study was to explore the relation between involvement in cybergossip and the development of behavior of social adjustment, bullying...
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El éxito de las relaciones sentimentales adolescentes estará determinado por el dominio de ciertas habilidades de carácter bidireccional que requieren del desarrollo individual e interpersonal, tales como habilidades para el inicio de la relación, para ser asertivo y decir no, para la autorrevelación, para el apoyo emocional y para la gestión de co...
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Objective: Individual risks factors of peer victimization have been widely identified in children and adolescents. However, little is known about how the classroom context may increase or decrease the frequency of victimization. The present short-term prospective longitudinal study used a a person-by-environment approach to examine whether peer pe...
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Las relaciones interpersonales entre adolescentes son relevantes en el aprendizaje y la convivencia escolar. Se analizó las dimensiones individuales y contextuales que influyen en las relaciones interpersonales entre adolescentes. Participaron 1084 adolescentes (52.8% mujeres) escolarizados del sur de Colombia, con edades entre 11 y 19 años (M=14.9...
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Introduction: the quality of interpersonal relationships in childhood and the transition to adolescence to the quality of coexistence at school. this quality seems to depend to a large extent on the social competence of schoolchildren and particularly on their participation in phenomena with risk of violence, such as bullying. the aims of this rese...
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La calidad de las relaciones interpersonales en la infancia y la transición hacia la adolescencia resultan de particular relevancia para la calidad de la convivencia escolar. Dicha calidad parece depender en gran parte de la competencia social de los escolares y particularmente de su participación en fenómenos de riesgo de violencia, como es el aco...
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Studies show that different types of antisocial behaviors share similar risk and protective factors related to particular social, emotional and moral competencies. Nevertheless, little is known about the longitudinal relation of social, emotional and moral competencies with patterns of antisocial behaviors in youth. The present study aimed to disco...
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Physical fitness is related to well-being and health. Adolescence is a key period in the psychological and social development of the person, in which interpersonal relationships gain strength, being bullying a type of violence that can affect the personality of those involved. At present, there is not enough research to determine the relationships...
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Precursors and consequences of bullying have been widely explored, but much remains unclear about the association of moral and motivational factors. This study examined longitudinal associations between need for popularity, moral disengagement, and bullying perpetration. A total of 3017 participants, aged 11 to 16 years in wave 1 (49% girls; M age...
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Moral disengagement and empathy have been linked to aggression in traditional bullying. A number of longitudinal studies have focused on how these variables predict aggressive behavior within the dynamics of bullying. However, no conclusive results have been produced as to whether aggressive behavior in bullying can predict lower levels of empathy,...
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Being a victim of bullying or cyberbullying can be linked to participating less in physical activity. Considering that physical self-concept can play an important role in the relationship between both constructs, this study aims to analyse the mediating effect of physical self-concept between victimization/cybervictimization and physical activity,...
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Revista Informes Psicológicos: ISSN 2145-3535 e ISSNe 24422-3271 (2021, Vol 21, Num. 2). Recientes estudios sugieren que el aumento del uso de las TIC y en especial de redes sociales parece estar relacionado con un mayor riesgo de exposición a fenómenos de intimidación en el ciberespacio. El ciber-rumor y el cybergossip son algunos de estos riesgos...
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In the phenomenon of bullying, attempts have been made to understand its nature as well as possible underlying causes. Within the understanding from the moral domain, special attention has been paid to the mechanisms of moral disengagement that leads to the involvement in bullying. From the emotional perspective, empathy have been widely analyzed i...
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The association of previous experiences of victimization that lead to bullying is a prominent concern in schools. During the victimization process, adolescents employ different coping strategies according to their individual trait perspectives. The objective of this study is to analyze the mediating role of social, emotional and moral variables (ne...
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The relationship between bullying victimization and perpetration is an important concern in schools. Some studies have shown that experiences of victimization can increase the risk of engagement in perpetration. Previous research has focused on the individual characteristics of this association, however class level influences need to be analyzed. A...
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Psychopathy and intimate partner aggression (IPA) are two concepts that usually appear concomitantly. Male violence toward women is often considered a psychopathic trait that sometimes involves the woman’s homicide by her partner and, at other times, attempted homicide. This phenomenon has been studied by conducting interviews following Hare’s mode...
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Online parental supervision is considered a protective factor against cybervictimization, but it seems that this relationship is mediated by the practices of children in social networks (RRSS). This work aims to advance in this line of research. First, analyzing the direct relationship between both variables in victims of cyberbullying. Second, con...
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The objective of this study was to analyze the relationships between achievement goals and perceived physical competence in a sample of 4493 adolescents between 12 and 18 years of age (M=14.92, SD=2.08). A cluster analysis was performed to (1) identify cluster profiles of the adolescents based on their goal orientations and perceived physical compe...
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Adolescents' involvement in cyberbullying has been a growing public health concern for some time. Cybervictimization and cyberaggression are two phenomena that previous research has often shown to be associated. However, longitudinal research into these associations and also into potential risk factors for these phenomena is less common. Anger rumi...
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From an increasingly early age, parents face the challenge of educating their sons and daughters to act in the world of offline and online relationships. If for professional educators it is not proving easy, the involvement and guidance of parents in their children′s use of the internet seems to be a complex and unexplored challenge. This work aims...
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Resumen La supervisión parental online se considera un factor protector frente a la cibervictimización, pero parece que esta relación es mediada por las prácticas de los y las menores en las redes sociales (RRSS). Este trabajo pretende avanzar en esta línea de investigación. Primero, analizando la relación directa entre ambas variables en víctimas...
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The internet is an area where young people establish relationships and develop socially, emotionally and morally, but it also gives rise to certain forms of online behaviour, such as cybergossip, which are associated with cyberaggression and other risky behaviour. The aims of this study were to verify whether a longitudinal association exists betwe...
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Research into risky online behaviour among children and adolescents is on the rise, with more studies being conducted into the factors which can influence this phenomenon, above all in relation to school and family life. In the latter sphere, one relevant factor is the degree of genuine trust children have in their parents when using the Internet....
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Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación juegan un papel clave en el proceso de inclusión, y claramente en la educación inclusiva. Es necesario tener en cuenta la percepción que los docentes tienen sobre el uso de las TIC en sus clases. Para ello se propusieron dos objetivos: confirmar la estructura factorial del cuestionario utilizado;...
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Bullying and cyberbullying perpetration can involve cognitive processes of moral disengagement; however, there is no clear evidence about which strategies have the greatest influence on this type of behaviour. The aim of this paper was to examine which dimensions of moral disengagement were associated to bullying (off/online) and to explore the eff...
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La amplia literatura científica sugiere que en la adolescencia aumentan las conductas antisociales dentro y fuera de la escuela, incluso entre los estudiantes que hasta el momento habían tenido un comportamiento socialmente deseable. No obstante, el número de estudios que proporcionan una visión global sobre las conductas antisociales en estudiante...
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Previous studies have shown that there is overlap between victimization and the perpetration of bullying, and social and motivational variables are known to mediate this relationship. However, the effects of different moral disengagement strategies have not been studied, despite the fact that they exert a major influence on aggressive behavior. Thi...
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Background: Previous research has suggested that bullying could be related to teen dating violence; there may be a psycho-developmental transition between bullying and other forms of violence during adolescence as an evolution of the aggressive pattern. This study attempts to identify the role of bullying as a risk factor for psychological violenc...
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ROSARIO ORTEGA-RUIZ FRANCISCO CÓRDOBA-ALCAIDE (coords.) EDUCACIÓN FÍSICA Y CONVIVENCIA: OPORTUNIDADES Y DESAFÍOS EN LA PREVENCIÓN DEL ACOSO ESCOLAR editorial LA MURALLA, S. A. El presente libro trata de ofrecer a profesionales de Educación Física en particular y a cualquier profesional de la enseñanza en general, propuestas prácticas para su desem...
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ABSTRACT Research is sparse on who targets whom in peer aggression. In this study, we investigated the harm associated with the type of relationship between aggressed and aggressor with an international sample of over 5,000 students aged 11–16, living in 12 nations. Best friends and individuals with whom the respondent had no relationship were the...
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Background: The aim of the present work is the elaboration of a systematic review of existing research on physical fitness, self-efficacy for physical exercise, and quality of life in adulthood. Method: Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement guidelines, and based on the findings in 493 articl...
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Background: The aim of the present work is the elaboration of a systematic review of existing research on physical fitness, self-efficacy for physical exercise, and quality of life in adulthood. Method: Using the PRISMA statement guidelines, and based on the findings in 396 articles, the final sample was composed of 31 articles, which were reviewed...
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Adolescent courtship is emerging as an important developmental process which impacts social balance and adjustment in the teenage years. Both the cultural context and different individual competencies seem to determine the success or failure of this process. However, there is little research focusing on the direct relationship between interpersonal...
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Antisocial behaviors in adolescents are present and prevalent around the world and have harmful consequences for individuals and societies. The research focused on antisocial behaviors in young people has been very fruitful, but studies are usually fragmented and focused on specific problem behaviors either in school or outside of school. Although...
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Background/Objective: Most studies have evaluated victimization at a single time point, making it difficult to determine the impact of the time during which an individual is victimized. This longitudinal study aims to examine the differences in the levels of social status (social preference and perceived popularity) and friendship in peer victimiza...
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FULL TEXT AVAILABLE FROM http://rdcu.be/FvRy The aim of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of the short-term school-based intervention program Try Volunteering in the development of the Five Cs (Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring) of positive youth development. The longitudinal quasi-experimental study design was...
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Objetivo. La investigación está haciendo evidente que los procesos psicoevolutivos de cortejo e inicio de las primeras relaciones sentimentales inciden en la vida social de los centros escolares. La convivencia escolar es un constructo complejo que exige el análisis de todos los elementos relevantes para el bienestar de los miembros de la comunidad...
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Social and emotional competencies have gained importance given their relation with high prosocial behavior and low violence. Social Networking Sites have become a key context for adolescents’ interpersonal relationships. Thus, it could be useful to discover if social and emotional competencies are expressed differently when using electronic devices...
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Uno de los retos más importantes en el contexto de la Educación Superior actual es el fomento de competencias en el alumnado. Concretamente, en los estudios de postgrado, se hace necesario formar a los y las estudiantes para que sean capaces de enfrentar tareas de carácter científico, prestando especial atención a las competencias de alto nivel cog...
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The aim of this study was to examine differences in perceived popularity and social preference of bullying roles and class norms. In total, 1,339 students (48% girls) participated: 674 primary school (M = 10.41 years, SD = 0.49) and 685 secondary school students (M = 12.67 years, SD = 0.80). Peer nominations and perceptions of class norms were coll...
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Sexting is a recent phenomenon which is being increasingly accepted as normal and has become another way for adolescents to express and explore their sexuality. Over recent years, it has attracted considerable media attention and the concern of researchers, families and schools in response to the possible risks involved. However, no definitive conc...
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La percepción de los iguales y las metas sociales tienen un papel clave en el comportamiento social. No obstante, su influencia en el desarrollo de ansiedad social o su impacto en el ajuste social durante la adolescencia no ha sido examinada con profundidad. El objetivo de este estudio fue explorar la relación de la percepción de los iguales y las...
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En este estudio se analizó la robustez transcultural del “Cuestionario multidimensional de competencia social para adolescentes” (AMSC-Q) y se examinó la relación entre la competencia social (CS) y la implicación en el acoso escolar. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 4207 estudiantes de educación secundaria de España, Colombia e Irlanda. Los análisis...
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Information and communication technologies are used in education, leisure and working spaces. In those contexts, individuals interact through electronic devices daily, usually for several hours. Individuals and groups communicate, learn and work through cyberspace. They feel, think, act and make decisions while interacting online. Social and emotio...
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The concept of well-being is complex and is in common use not only in the area of health but also in the field of human development. Well-being depends on both the individual and the environment, and during childhood and adolescence, the environmental factor can be decisive. Family, school, and peers are widely recognized as significant contexts fo...
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The important role of morality in the transgressive behavior which occurs within peer groups, such as bullying, has often been observed. However, little attention has been paid to this kind of violence in the initial stages of primary education. This study aims to analyze the attribution of moral emotions (self and other) to victims in different bu...
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Adolescence and emerging adulthood are both stages in which romantic relationships play a key role in development and can be a source of both well-being and negative outcomes. However, the limited number of studies prior to adulthood, along with the multiplicity of variables involved in the romantic context and the considerable ambiguity surroundin...
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Los escolares con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA) presentan dificultades en la interacción y comunicación social y rigidez cognitiva y de ejecución que los hace especialmente vulnerables al ,bullying,; sin embargo, la investigación ha sido menos profusa. El propósito del presente trabajo es revisar y considerar los estudios más recientes sobre...
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Background/Objectives According to existing evidence, parental educational practices and social anxiety are to some degree connected. However, the possibility that this relationship is an indirect one and is mediated by individual factors such as self-esteem or emotional regulation has not yet been explored. The aim of this study was therefore to e...
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Introduction: The continued progression of the digital age raises the question of Internet and social media abuse among adolescents and of the need for more specific assessment instruments to measure the phenomenon. Objective: The purpose of the current study was to explore the role of intrapersonal and interpersonal factors influencing Internet ad...