Personal and Emotional Factors in the Labour Integration of University Graduates in the Field of Education. Implications for University Teaching

  • Juan L. Castejón
  • Raquel Gilar
  • Pablo Miñano
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Labour integration, Personality, University education of teachers


The main aim of this paper is to analyse the role of intellectual, personal and emotional competencies as well as technical knowledge - academic achievement - in the employment of
university graduates, with the purpose of incorporating these competencies into training programmes developed within the European Framework of Higher Education. This study is based on an initial sample of 118 university graduates in the field of education. We have gathered information about academic achievement and the intellectual, personal and  emotional traits of this sample. From these data, and given the importance of
non-intellectual aspects of intelligence associated with professional success, the specific contribution -incremental validity - of personal and emotional intelligence in explaining the
employment - labour integration - of university graduates in the field of education is studied. From this point onwards, we attempt to identify the key socio-emotional competencies in
the field of education in order to establish the implications of including this type of skills in university training programmes within the European Higher Education Area. 


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