Emotional competences of adolescents in residential care

Analysis of emotional difficulties for intervention

Xavier Oriol, Josefina Sala-Roca, Gemma Filella

Resultado de la investigación: Article

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Resumen

This study analyzes the emotional difficulties of adolescents in residential care in Catalonia (Spain). The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) was administered to a sample of 30 adolescents in residential care and the results were compared with those obtained in a group of 89 young people from the normative population and a group of 33 adolescents from the disadvantaged backgrounds, the aim being to see whether differences in emotional competences were due to the effects of institutionalization or the disadvantaged family environment. Overall, there was no significant difference in the level of emotional intelligence shown by the three groups of adolescents. However, the analysis by gender did reveal differences, with boys in residential care scoring significantly lower than both the normative population and the adolescents from the disadvantaged backgrounds on the total EQ-i and on the component scale adaptability. They also scored significantly lower than the normative group on general mood and lower than the adolescents from the disadvantaged backgrounds on stress management. Although there were no differences between girls in residential care and those from the normative population, girls in care scored higher than their counterparts from the disadvantaged backgrounds on the total EQ-i and on the component scales Interpersonal and adaptability.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)334-340
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónChildren and Youth Services Review
Volumen44
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 ene 2014

Huella dactilar

Mental Competency
Vulnerable Populations
adolescent
Equipment and Supplies
Group
Emotional Intelligence
stress management
Institutionalization
emotional intelligence
Population Groups
institutionalization
mood
Spain
Population
gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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