What are pre-service teachers like? Analysis of their psychosocial profile
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AuthorGarcía Martínez, Inmaculada
Pre-service teachersEmotional intelligenceResiliencePersonalityMental health
García-Martínez, I... [et al.] (2022), What are pre-service teachers like? Analysis of their psychosocial profile. Scand J Psychol. [https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12834]
SponsorshipResearch Plan of the University of Granada PPJIA2021-28
Modern society is becoming increasingly interested in people who are emotionally competent and who have the psychosocial skills required to be successful within the current social environment. However, no studies have been published on the assessment of the role of Emotional Intelligence (EI) on mental health if we assume the possible mediation of resilience and personality factors in the case of pre-service teachers. Therefore, the aim of the study was to analyse the mediating role of resilience and personality factors in the relationship between EI and mental health of 1,022 pre-service teachers enrolled in different educational degrees. The results found support the mediating role of resilience in the relationship between emotional intelligence and mental health; nevertheless, this was not the case when personality traits were analysed. Furthermore, it has been found that EI and resilience positively affect mental health of university students. Practical implications of this study are oriented towards an advance within the emerging trend of deepening the EI and resilience constructs among mental health care providers. Only if we understand the complex interactions between the constructs which determine people will it be possible to develop educational and health programmes responding to current needs.