Publication: Journal of College Student Development

Emotion skills as a protective factor for risky behaviors among college students

(2013)
Center Authors: Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Omori, M., Bertoli, M. C., Salovey, P.

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In this study, the authors compared the contributions of emotional intelligence and self-esteem to engagement in risk-taking behaviors among undergraduates and revealed that EI, but not self-esteem, was significantly related to risky behaviors.

Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Omori, M., Sickler, C., Bertoli, M. C., & Salovey, P. (2013). Emotion skills as a protective factor for risky behaviors among college students. Journal of College Student Development, 54, 172-183. doi:10.1353/csd.2013.0012