Talking about emotions with children at risk of social exclusion: A preliminary study

Authors

  • Alberto Fernández Angulo Departamento de Metodología de las Ciencias del Comportamiento Facultad de Psicología UNED
  • Laura Quintanilla Departamento de Metodología de las Ciencias del Comportamiento Facultad de Psicología UNED
  • Marta Gimenez-Dasi Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación Facultad de Psicología Universidad de Valencia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.13.1.15787

Keywords:

emotional competence, emotion regulation, emotional instability, children at risk of social exclusion

Abstract

The aim of this work was to pilot the efficacy of an intervention programme to enhance emotional com­petences in children aged 9 and 10 living in poverty and risk of social exclusion. The programme focuses on specific components of emotion knowledge and emotion regulation. A one group pre-experimental design with pre and posttest measures was used (= 14). Children attended weekly sessions during four months. Results showed a significant improve­ment in emotion managing, adaptability and emo­tional instability. Children also showed a more effi­cient use of emotion regulation strategies. No differ­ences were found among Spanish children and chil­dren from other countries. In the discussion section we point out the convenience of this kind of pro­grammes to prevent mental health problems in this population.

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Published

2016-05-13

How to Cite

Fernández Angulo, A., Quintanilla, L., & Gimenez-Dasi, M. (2016). Talking about emotions with children at risk of social exclusion: A preliminary study. Acción Psicológica, 13(1), 191–206. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.13.1.15787

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Artículos de temática libre [Selection of articles]