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Emotional Competence [Part 2 Adolescent - Volume X: The Self]

Davis, Sarah K. ORCID: and Qualter, P. (2020) Emotional Competence [Part 2 Adolescent - Volume X: The Self]. In: The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley, Chichester, pp. 1-12. ISBN 1119606276 1119606179 9781119606178

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Emotional competence (EC) is a multi-facetted construct encompassing a broad range of emotion-related skills (e.g., perception) and dispositional qualities (e.g., self-efficacy) that are considered important for psychological, social, and educational adjustment across adolescence. We describe how EC is defined and measured, together with developmental changes in EC across the adolescent period. Emotional intelligence theory offers a holistic framework for organizing EC research. Using that framework as a guide, evidence linking emotional skills and emotion-related dispositions to mental health and academic outcomes in adolescence is critically examined, with particular attention paid to considering whether EC is useful for buffering the effects of stress. We also discuss school-training programs designed to increase EC and reduce internalizing and externalizing problems. We conclude by suggesting ways in which the field may progress to more fully elucidate the role of EC in adolescent adaptation.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: emotional competence, adolescence, emotion-related skills, dispositional qualities, psychological adjustment, IRWRG
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Sarah Davis
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2023 10:05

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