Emotional intelligence in university Physical Education teachers


  • Pilar Puertas-Molero University of Granada, Spain
  • Antonio Pérez-Cortés Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • María Sánchez-Zafra Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Carolina Castañeda-Vázquez Universidad de Sevilla,




Emotional intelligence, Teachers, University, Mental wellness, Physical education


Currently, teaching is one of the professions most highly affected by stress due to the large number of tasks involved and the continuous contact with students, among others, which generate weariness towards the profession, hence the importance of developing high levels of Emotional Intelligence. Why this is so important is that it enables teachers to deal optimally with frustration, and to know how to act appropriately when facing the various situations that arise in a classroom, as well as giving them the ability to communicate and listen, and thus adapt themselves to those situations. These factors are necessary to ensure the promotion of a correct teaching-learning process. By means of this research we aim to discover the mental state of university teachers by conducting a cross-sectional and descriptive study. As a data collection instrument, the TMMS-24 was applied to a sample of Physical Education teachers working in universities.  The results showed that people who teach this subject have good levels of empathy with their students, possessing the ability to understand and empathise with them, thus having a good ability to control their feelings, and thus enhancing their mental well-being, which is reflected in the teacher’s job satisfaction.


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Puertas-Molero, P., Pérez-Cortés, A., Sánchez-Zafra, M., & Castañeda-Vázquez, C. (2018). Emotional intelligence in university Physical Education teachers. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 13(2proc), S505-S513. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2018.13.Proc2.34

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