Sergio Mérida-López

Sergio Mérida-López
University of Malaga | UMA · Department of Social Psychology, Social Work and Social Services and Social Anthropology

PhD in Psychology

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Introduction
I currently work as a postdoc fellow at the Department of Social Psychology, Social Work, Social Anthropology and East Asian Studies at the University of Málaga (Spain) where I obtained my PhD degree in Psychology. My research line focuses on the role of emotional intelligence for predicting work engagement, work-related well-being, and attitudinal indicators in pre-occupational and work settings, with an emphasis on the teaching context.
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January 2016 - June 2016
University of Malaga
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  • Master's Student

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Publications (59)
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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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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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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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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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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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The aim of this work was to analyze the role of traditional bullying victimization on life satisfaction, specifically, by examining how emotional intelligence (EI) may moderate this relation differentially for boys and girls.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meta-analytic research has demonstrated that job dissatisfaction levels may be related to lower emotional wellbeing. However, few studies have specifically focused on protective factors that might serve as a buffer in the link between job dissatisfaction and mental health problems in the workplace. This study examined the moderating role of emotion...
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Las aulas son contextos donde las emociones forman parte del proceso de aprendizaje. Las habilidades emocionales del docente son clave para fomentar ambientes de aprendizaje positivo. Pero ¿Cómo ayudan al profesorado y al alumnado?, ¿Cómo podemos mejorar las habilidades emocionales?, ¿Qué programas existen? Este trabajo aporta evidencias y recomend...
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El propósito de esta investigación es analizar las asociaciones entre inteligencia emocional, afrontamiento resiliente y dimensiones de engagement (vigor, dedicación y absorción) en una muestra de 312 docentes de educación secundaria. Además, se examina el papel mediador del afrontamiento resiliente en la relación entre inteligencia emocional y dim...
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Esta investigación examina las relaciones entre inteligencia emocional, apoyo social organizacional de compañeros y supervisores y engagement laboral en una muestra de 110 docentes españoles de primaria y secundaria. Los resultados mostraron que la inteligencia emocional no se asoció con los niveles de apoyo social organizacional ni de compañeros n...
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Este estudio aporta evidencia sobre el papel moderador de la inteligencia emocional en la relación entre compromiso ocupacional e intención de abandono de la enseñanza en una muestra de 780 profesores noveles. Los resultados muestran que compromiso ocupacional e inteligencia emocional explican conjuntamente la varianza de intención de abandono de l...
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The aim of this study was to identify differences in cognitive emotion regulation strategies regarding the involvement in traditional bullying (i.e. perpetrators, victims, bully-victims and non-involved). Participants were 1277 secondary school students (52.4% girls) whose age ranged between 12 and 16 years. Results showed that only maladaptive cog...
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This study contributes to current knowledge on the protective role of emotional intelligence and flourishing in cases of suicide risk (namely depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation) in a sample of adolescent victims of traditional bullying. The proposed model tested the mediator role of flourishing in the relationship between emotional intellige...
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This study contributes to knowledge on psychosomatic research by examining a moderated mediation model in which emotional intelligence (EI) is related to mental health, physical health and suicide risk through perceived stress, in samples of short-term (n = 364) and long-term (n = 594) unemployed individuals. The moderating effect of emotional inte...
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This study used job demands–resources and emotional intelligence theories to test a moderated mediation model explaining work engagement in two independent teacher samples. We hypothesised that emotional intelligence buffers the effect of emotional demands on work engagement through self-appraised stress. Childhood and primary educators (sample 1,...
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El papel de las habilidades emocionales en la docencia desempeñan un importante papel. Existen evidencias que demuestran cómo el desarrollo de estas habilidades se vinculan con mejores niveles de calidad de vida laboral, menos riesgos psicosociales en el trabajo y mayores niveles de ilusión, compromiso y satisfacción laboral. A continuación, los au...
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Bullying victimization has been recognized as a risk factor for social, physical, and psychological problems in adolescence. One promising resource that seems to protect adolescents from adversity and traumatic events is gratitude. However, no analysis of the specific role of gratitude in bullying context has been performed as yet. Thus, the aim of...
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The present study focuses on the interplay of emotion‐regulation ability and perceived workplace social support as predictors of job satisfaction and happiness in a Spanish multi‐occupational sample. A total of 494 working adults (39.4% females) took part in this study. Emotion‐regulation ability and perceived support from colleagues and supervisor...
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Although previous research has highlighted the association between emotional intelligence (EI) and job satisfaction, the underlying mechanisms remain relatively unexplored. To address this gap, this study examined employee engagement as a potential mediator of the association. A multi-occupational sample of 405 Spanish professionals completed the W...
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Elucidating personal factors that may protect against the adverse psychological outcomes of cyberbullying victimisation might help guide more effective screening and school intervention. No studies have yet examined the role of emotional intelligence (EI) and gender in adolescent victims of cyberbullying and how these dimensions might interact in e...
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Elucidating personal factors that may protect against the adverse psychological outcomes of cyberbullying victimisation might help guide more effective screening and school intervention. No studies have yet examined the role of emotional intelligence (EI) and gender in adolescent victims of cyberbullying and how these dimensions might interact in e...
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Objective: In the last decades, increasing attention has been paid to examining psychological resources that might contribute to our understanding of suicide risk. Although Emotional Intelligence (EI) is one dimension that has been linked with decreased suicidal ideation and behaviors, we detected several gaps in the literature in this area regardi...
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Cyberbullying has been linked to social, physical and psychological problems for adolescent victims but there has been no analysis of the specific role of emotional intelligence in protecting against the negative symptoms associated with cyberbullying victimization. This study examined the interaction between cyberbullying victimization and emotion...
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En las últimas décadas se viene resaltando la función clave de la inteligencia emocional (IE) como variable predictora de salud y ajuste psicológico. No obstante, la investigación parece mostrar diferencias de sexo en el impacto que la IE tiene sobre diferentes indicadores de ajuste. Nuestro estudio ha tratado de analizar el potencial papel del sex...
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This study examined the additive and interactive effects of role stress and emotional intelligence for predicting engagement among 288 teachers. Emotional intelligence and engagement were positively associated. Role ambiguity and role conflict showed negative associations with vigor and dedication scores. The interaction of role ambiguity and emoti...
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La investigación acerca de la relación entre Inteligencia Emocional (IE) y burnout en el profesorado ha recibido un creciente interés por su implicación en distintos marcos educativos. Sin embargo, el análisis de la evidencia existente se dificulta por la gran heterogeneidad conceptual y de medida. El objetivo de este trabajo es realizar una revisi...
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Background: Work-related stressors, including role ambiguity and role conflict, are related to psychological maladjustment and mental ill-health. However, to date, the role of personal resources such as emotion-regulation ability (ERA) in the prediction of mental health indicators has not been addressed. Aims: To examine whether ERA would contri...
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With the development of positive psychology, protective factors has received increasing attention as buffers against suicidal ideation and attempts and its risk factors (such as depressive symptoms). Empirical evidences have suggested that one of these protective factors associated with depression and suicide is forgiveness. Although previous studi...

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This project aims to examine the correlates of Emotional Intelligence in different applied contexts such as work or education. In this project we test the associations among Emotional Intelligence and outcomes related to health, adjustment and well-being.
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Nuestro proyecto tiene como principal objetivo aportar evidencia sobre el papel que desempeñan los recursos personales en variables de ajuste, salud y bienestar personal y laboral en muestras ocupacionales