Lourdes Rey, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Malaga
Email: lrey@uma.es


Lourdes Rey, Ph.D., is Associated Professor of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment of the Faculty of Psychology at University of Málaga where she received her Ph.D in Psychology about the influence of personal resources in the organizational wellbeing and vital satisfaction in workers with intellectual disability. Her research interests are focused on the assessment of emotional intelligence and other personal resources, and its influence on personal well-being and quality of working life, with an emphasis on work engagement and the role of emotional intelligence in teachers.  She has an extensive publication list in the organisational area. She teaches several courses about Emotional Intelligence in teachers and teaches subjects in different Spanish Official Master programs related to Emotional Intelligence. He is also member of the Teaching Committee of the Ph.D. program in Psychology, University of Málaga.

Selected Publications

Peláez-Fernández, M. A., Rey, L., & Extremera, N. (2020). Pathways from emotional intelligence to well-being and health outcomes among unemployed: Mediation by health-promoting behaviours. Journal of Health Psychology

Extremera, N., Mérida-López, S., Quintana-Orts, C., & Rey, L. (2020). On the association between job dissatisfaction and employee’s mental health problems: Does emotional regulation ability buffer the link?. Personality and Individual Differences, 155 109710.

Extremera, N., Rey, L., & Sánchez-Álvarez, N. (2019). Validation of the Spanish version of Wong Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS-S). Psicothema, 30 (1), 94-100.

Extremera, N., Mérida-López, S., Sánchez-Álvarez, N., Quintana-Orts, C., & Rey, L. (2019). Un amigo es un tesoro: inteligencia emocional, apoyo social organizacional y engagement docente [A friend is a treasure: emotional intelligence workplace social support and teacher engagement]. Praxis & Saber, 10 (24), 69-92. 

Mérida-López, S., Extremera, N., Quintana-Orts, C., & Rey, L. (2019). Does Emotional Intelligence Matter in Tough Times? A Moderated Mediation Model for Explaining Health and Suicide Risk amongst Short- and Long-Term Unemployed Adults. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8 (6), 797.

Mérida-López, S., Extremera, N., Quintana-Orts, C., & Rey, L. (2019). In pursuit of job satisfaction and happiness: Testing the interactive contribution of emotion-regulation ability and workplace social support. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 60 (1), 59-66.

Peláez-Fernández, M. A., Rey, L., & Extremera, N. (2019). Psychological distress among the unemployed: Do core self-evaluations and emotional intelligence help to minimize the psychological costs of unemployment?. Journal of Affective Disorders, 256 627-632. 

Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2018). Core self-evaluations are associated with judgments of satisfaction with life via positive but not negative affect. Personality and Individual Differences, 130 112-118.

Mérida-López, S., Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2018). Understanding the links between self-report emotional intelligence and suicide risk: Does psychological distress mediate this relationship across time and samples?. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9 184. 

Mérida-López, S. Extremera, N., Quintana-Orts, C., Rey, L.  (2018). In pursuit of job satisfaction and happiness:  Testing the interactive contribution of emotion-regulation ability and workplace social support. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12483

Mérida-López, S., Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2017). Emotion-regulation ability, role stress and teachers’ mental health. Occupational Medicine, 67, 540-545. 

Mérida-López, S., Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2017). Contributions of work-related stress and emotional intelligence to teacher engagement: additive and interactive effects. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 1156.  

Extremera, N., & Rey, L., (2016). Attenuating the negative impact of unemployment: The interactive effects of perceived emotional intelligence and well-being on suicide risk. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0163656.

Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2016). Ability emotional intelligence and life satisfaction: Positive and negative affect as mediators.  Personality and Individual Differences, 102, 98-101.

Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2015). The moderator role of emotion regulation ability in the link between stress and well-being. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 1632.

Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2014). Health-related quality of life and cognitive emotion regulation strategies in the unemployed: a cross-sectional survey. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12: 172.

Durán, A., Extremera, N., & Rey, L. (2010).  Analyzing the contribution of emotional intelligence and core self-evaluations as personal resources to employee engagement. In Albrecht, S. (Ed). Handbook of Employee Engagement: Perspectives, Issues, Research and Practice (209-217). Cheltenham, UK: Edward-Elgar.






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