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Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness: Relation and Enhancement in the Classroom With Adolescents

Libro: Trait Emotional Intelligence: Foundations, Assessment, and Education
Autores: Rodríguez Ledo, César; Orejudo Hernández, Santos; Cardoso Moreno, María Jesús; Balaguer Estaña, Alvaro J.; Zarza Alzugaray, Javier
Lugar de Edición: Lausanne
Editorial: Frontiers Media
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Página Inicial - Final: 75-84
ISBN: 978-2-88963-773-7
Resumen: Emotional intelligence (EI) and mindfulness are two constructs that have been separately studied, and the relation between them still remains unclear. Research in this area has not attempted to go further into how enhancing EI and mindfulness together can achieve better improvements in this ability to attend mindfully. To bridge this knowledge gap, our research goal was to study the relationship between EI and the mindfulness competence in our study sample and to assess the impact of implementing EI and a mindfulness competence developmental program (SEA) about participants¿ mindfulness competence. The sample consisted of 156 students aged 11¿14 years old from a Spanish public high school. One hundred and eight participants were randomly assigned to the experimental condition, and the remaining 48 were to the control condition. The instruments used to evaluate EI were the CDE-SEC, EQi-Youth Version and the General Empathy Scale. Mindfulness on the School Scope Scale was used to assess mindfulness competences. Social adaptation was evaluated by using the social abilities and adjustment questionnaire BAS3. All the instruments where answered by the participants and have been adapted to a sample of youths with such age specifications. The results showed that EI and mindfulness were related to many of the variables measured by the instruments. Showing a good mindfulness competence was particularly related to having a good general level of the EI trait, and to many of the assessed