Competência emocional como recurso para o envolvimento de adolescentes na escola

Translated title of the contribution: Emotional competence as a resource for adolescents' school engagement

Joana Sampaio, Íris M. Oliveira, Alexandra M. Araújo

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Emotional competence, an indicator of positive development in adolescence, is an explicative factor of academic success. However, research addressing relations among emotional competence and procedural variables of academic success, such as engagement in school, is still needed. This study examines whether emotional competence constitutes a personal resource for adolescents’ engagement in school, having controlled the effects for gender and school level. The Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire and the Four-Dimensional Scale of Students’ Engagement in School were completed by 303 adolescents of both genders (Mage = 16.36) attending high school. Results from a hierarchical multiple linear regression model suggested that emotional competence explains 34% of the variance of engagement in school. Implications for research and psychological intervention are discussed.
Translated title of the contributionEmotional competence as a resource for adolescents' school engagement
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)57-75
Number of pages19
JournalPsicologia em Pesquisa
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2020


  • Emotional competence
  • Positive development
  • Engagement in school
  • Adolescence


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