INFAD (2020-06-01)

Growing up with emotions: emotional intelligence from childhood to adolescence

  • Ana Isabel Isidro de Pedro,
  • Mónica Muriel Fernández

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 1
pp. 137 – 148


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More and more educational centers are including, in their curricula, spaces for Emotional Education. Likewise, there has been a notable increase in the interest of families to know and implement this aspect in the educational development of their children. For this reason, we consider that it is both interesting and relevant to know the development of the temporal evolution of Emotional Intelligence during childhood and adolescence through the Emotional Education. For that, a study has been carried out in which the basic elements of Emotional Intelligence are observed with the aim of both analyzing and comparing their temporal evolution in a setting of Formal Education. To that purpose, following a quantitative methodology, an ad hoc questionnaire was designed, which was applied to a sample (n = 179) of schoolchildren between 9 and 16 years old, pertaining to grades from the 4th to the 6th of Primary Education and also from the 1st to the 4th grades of Secondary School.