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Impact of the Mindful Emotional Intelligence Program on Emotional Regulation in College Students
The present study tests the effectiveness of the Mindful Emotional Intelligence Program (PINEP) that appeared from the fusion of two concepts; emotional intelligence and mindfulness. The program was given as training to 136 mixed gender college studentsduring a two month period. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of (PINEP) and to know how students regulate their emotions. Student emotional behavior wasevaluated before and after the PINEP program was carried out using self-report measures selected for their reliability. These were: mindfulness, burnout, engagement, neuroticism, extroversion, emotional regulation, and empathy. The results showed moderate significant differences (Cohen’s d) in the dimension of extroversion, burnout, engagement, acting with consciousness, refocus on planning, positive reappraisal, putting into perspective and empathy. The outcome pointed toward favorable changes in relation with the program PINEP as the students showed significant changes in the way they regulated their emotions after the training.