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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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PULIDO ACOSTA, FEDERICO  and  HERRERA CLAVERO, FRANCISCO. Predictors of Happiness and Emotional Intelligence in Secondary Education. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.1, pp.71-84. ISSN 0121-5469.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rcp.v27n1.62705.

This study analyzed predictors of happiness and emotional intelligence taking into account age, sex, culture and status and the relationship among these variables. 811 persons participated; 71.6% were Muslims and 28.4% Christians, with 46.1% males and 53.9% females. One questionnaire was used to evaluate happiness and another to evaluate emotional intelligence. The results indicate that predictors of happiness are age, culture, status and sex, while those of emotional intelligence are age, culture and sex. The study found that there is a statistically significant and direct correlation between happiness and emotional intelligence.

Keywords : emotions; emotional states; happiness; emotional intelligence; multicultural context.

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