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ERIC Number: EJ1162574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Academic Satisfaction at University: The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Engagement
Urquijo, Itziar; Extremera, Natalio
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v15 n3 p553-573 Dec 2017
Introduction: The present study examined the mediating role of academic engagement in the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic satisfaction when controlling for sociodemographic variables and other classic constructs such as conscientiousness and personality traits. Method: The sample included 203 university students (140 women, 63 men) from the University of Deusto, with ages ranging from 18 to 27 years. For the analysis, bootstrap methods were used to explore multiple mediator effects. Results: Results of the study revealed that emotional intelligence was positively associated with academic satisfaction in the sample of university students. Moreover, the final model showed total mediation of academic engagement in the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic satisfaction, even controlling for sociodemographic and personality trait variables. Conclusion: This study represents one of the first attempts to investigate the mediating effect of academic engagement in the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic satisfaction, controlling for sociodemographic variables and conscientiousness in a sample of university students. Our findings suggest an underlying process in the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic satisfaction. Finally, limitations of the results and implications for future research are discussed.
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site: http://www.investigacion-psicopedagogica.org/index.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain