Emotional intelligence and its relationship to basic psychological needs: a structural equation model for student athletes
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Author/sMercader-Rubio, Isabel María; Gutiérrez Ángel, Nieves; Oropesa Ruiz, Nieves Fátima; Carrión Martínez, José Juan
This paper analyses the relationship between emotional intelligence (attention, clarity and repair) and motivational mediators (relationships, autonomy and perceived competence) of students of different degrees related to physical activity and sports science. A structural equation model was estimated with a sample of university students. The results of the model are representative of this case study only and are not very generalizable due to the sample size. In any case, the results obtained show that emotional intelligence predicts the satisfaction of psychological needs for autonomy and competence in student athletes. Therefore, these demonstrations point to a relationship between both variables and highlight the importance of addressing this type of content in university classrooms in order to increase the positive effects on the psychosocial development and personal well-being of students.
basic psychological needs