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Trait Emotional Intelligence Predicts Academic Satisfaction Through Career Adaptability

Abstract : In the current work we investigated whether trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) contributes to academic satisfaction and explored a potential mechanism to explain this effect. Building on career construction theory (CCT), we hypothesized that trait EI is positively associated with academic satisfaction through enhancing career-specific coping resources—the so-called career adapt-abilities. Using structural equation modeling, we tested the relationship between trait EI and academic satisfaction and the mediating role of career adaptability among undergraduate students (N = 410). Results showed that trait EI is a positive predictor of academic satisfaction and that career adaptability mediates this relationship. These results suggest that the contribution of trait EI to academic satisfaction is partly due to increased perceptions of career adaptability. Theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.
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Pinar Celik, Martin Storme. Trait Emotional Intelligence Predicts Academic Satisfaction Through Career Adaptability. Journal of Career Assessment, SAGE Publications, 2017, 26 (4), pp.666-677. ⟨10.1177/1069072717723290⟩. ⟨hal-02117688⟩



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