Featured articles from the OVJ documentation center: sexting; relationship between attachment, substance and alcohol consumption, and emotional dependence; how to break down emotional barriers in school

Anales de psicología

The relationship between sexting and personality among adolescents has been poorly researched. Furthermore, it is notorious in longitudinal surveys that address the predictors and consequences of sexting. This study analyses data from 624 adolescents who were assessed on two occasions (T1 and T2) spaced over one year, and who were given questionnaires to measure sexting, five-factor model (FCM) personality traits, and the possible psychosocial consequences of sexting (bullying, emotional well-being). The results indicate that more extraversion and less kindness and responsibility (T1) are related to sexting (T2). The study also identifies which specific personality traits (T1) are linked to sexting recorded in T2. In addition, regression analyses show that extraversion predicts increases in sexting between T1 and T2. In terms of consequences, high involvement in T1 sexting predicts decreases in victimization and in positive emotions experienced between T1 and T2. Therefore, this study shows that personality makes it possible to predict changes in sexting throughout adolescence; sexting, in turn, seems to be associated with relevant psychosocial consequences in this period of development.

  • BARBARIAS, O., ESTÉVEZ, A. and JÁUREGUI, P., 2019. Emotional dependence as a mediating factor in the relationship between attachment andRevista Española de drogodependencias drug and alcohol abuse in young people. Revista Española de drogodependencias, no 44, vol 1, pp. 44-58. ISSN-e 2341-1759

Emotional dependence is the extreme emotional need of a person that results in an addictive relationship in which the object of that dependency is another person. Emotional dependence is related to the attachment generated in childhood and can lead to alcohol and drug use. Consequently, the goals of this study are: firstly, to understand the relationship between attachment, substance and alcohol consumption, and emotional dependence. Secondly, to study the predictive role of attachment and emotional dependence in relation to alcohol and drug abuse. Thirdly, to analyse the mediating role of emotional dependence in the relationship between attachment and drug and alcohol abuse. Finally, to assess whether there are gender differences regarding the variables studied. The sample consisted of 150 participants (36 men and 114 women) between 18 and 35 years of age (M=27.81; SD=3.51). The results showed that attachment style, as well as emotional dependence, predicted alcohol and drug abuse. In addition, average emotional dependence mediates in the relationship between childhood trauma and drug abuse.

Cuadernos de pedagogía

  • HIDALGO GARCÍA, J.M., 2019. Pedagogical management from emotion. “How to break down emotional barriers in school”. Cuadernos de pedagogía, no. 499, pp. 125-129. ISSN 0210-0630

This article describes the experience carried out concerning a three-year innovation process, together with Mar Romera and a team of people committed to improving their school, and in which one of the keys of the project was to boost the emotional competence of the whole educational community.


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