Funding for this research was provided by:
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (EDU2015-64562-R)
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Received: 12 April 2018
Accepted: 6 November 2018
First Online: 29 December 2018
: Raquel Gilar-Corbí. In 2002, she obtained her PhD in educational psychology. She is a lecturer at the Department of Developmental Psychology and Didactics at University of Alicante, Spain, since 2003. She currently is the director of the Department of Developmental Psychology and Didactics. Dr. Gilar has managed and participated in numerous research projects, both national and international. Her research interests are focused on intelligence, underachievement, high abilities, emotional intelligence, and teacher training.Teresa Pozo-Rico received her PhD in 2011. She is an associate professor at the Department of Developmental Psychology and Didactics at University of Alicante and at the National Distance Education University (SPAIN). She works as advisor of teachers’ programmes and responsible for courses for Primary and Secondary School at the Education Establishment Training Teachers. Her lines of research revolve around the study of emotional intelligence and e-learning systems.María Luisa Pertegal-Felices received the B.S. degree in Psychology and Pedagogy and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, in 2011. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer with the Department of Developmental Psychology and Didactics, University of Alicante. She also has more than 10 years of child guidance experience at public schools. Her research interests include emotional intelligence applied to work performance, investigation of higher education, and the development of generic competencies.Bárbara Sánchez received the B.S. degree in Psychology and Pedagogy from the University of Alicante, Spain, in 2004. Her research interests are focused on the study of personal intelligence and emotional intelligence applied to different educational stages in which she works as a teaching professional ranging from early education to university studies. She is an associate professor at the Department of Developmental Psychology and Didactics at University of Alicante since 2009. She has an experience of more than 18 years in teaching and 6 years as a member of the management team of a primary school.
: This study was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of University of Alicante Ethics Committee. The protocol was approved by the University of Alicante Ethics Committee (Ref. UA2015-07-06). All subjects gave written informed consent in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
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