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ERIC Number: EJ1236140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Approaching the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Burnout and Academic Commitment in Students of Compulsory Secondary Education
Usán Supervía, Pablo; Salavera Bordás, Carlos; Teruel Melero, Pilar
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v17 n49 p541-560 Dec 2019
Introduction: In the educational process of children and adolescents in schools, there are many personal and contextual situations that significantly affect the students in their school stage. In this way, variables such as emotional intelligence, burnout and academic engagement play a fundamental role in the school life of adolescent students. The objective of this work was to analyze the relationship between emotional intelligence, burnout and academic engagement in a sample of 1756 students belonging to 12 public secondary education centers. Method: The study was composed of 1756 students belonging to 12 public compulsory secondary education (ESO) centers. The present work consisted of an ex post-facto prospective study with a simple descriptive design, responding to a simple random sampling. The instruments used were the Spanish versions of the Trait Meta-Mood Scale-24 (TMMS-24), the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey (MBI-SS) and the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-Student (UWES-S). Results: The results showed positive relationships between the dimensions of emotional intelligence and academic engagement in the same way that negative burnout. In add, physical and emotional exhaustion and cynicism negatively predicted emotional intelligence at the same time that vigor, dedication and absorption did it positively. Discussion or Conclusion: The importance of the promotion of adaptive behaviors and emotional skills that improve school performance and the academic life of students in their educational centers was revealed.
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:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory