Disruptive behaviour of students in primary education and emotional intelligence

M. Estrella Esturgó-Deu, Josefina Sala-Roca

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    Abstract

    This study analyses the relation between disruptive behaviours and the emotional abilities of children in primary education. To do this, disruptive behaviour and emotional abilities were evaluated in 1422 pupils aged between 6 and 12 years of age at 11 education centres using EQIjv. No relation was found between disruptive behaviours and age, but one was found for sex and emotional abilities. Boys presented more disruptive behaviours than girls. However, there was a significant relation between disruptive behaviours and the general index of emotional intelligence. The most related abilities were stress management and interpersonal relations. Implications of these results are discussed. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)830-837
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Volume26
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

    Keywords

    • Disruptive behaviour
    • Emotional development
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Student adjustment

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