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ERIC Number: EJ853173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Differences in the Socio-Emotional Competency Profile in University Students from different Disciplinary Area
Castejon, Juan Luis; Cantero, Ma. Pilar; Perez, Nelida
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v6 n2 p339-362 2008
Introduction: The main objective of this paper is to establish a profile of socio-emotional competencies characteristic of a sample of students from each of the big academic areas in higher education: legal sciences, social sciences, education, humanities, science and technology, and health. An additional objective was to analyse differences between these fields. Method: The study was carried out on a large sample (N=608) of university students from 14 different programs at the University of Alicante (Spain). Assessment was taken using different measures of emotional intelligence, such as TMMS and EQ-i. Results: Results of the one-way analysis of variance among the different scientific fields revealed that significant differences appear in practically all aspects of Emotional Intelligence, except for the stress management variable. Discussion: Based on these results, implications are drawn for developing generic socio-emotional competencies in the framework of the European Space for Higher Education. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain