Development of Emotional Intelligence through Physical Activity and Sport Practice. A Systematic Review

Behav Sci (Basel). 2019 Apr 24;9(4):44. doi: 10.3390/bs9040044.


At present, knowledge of physical and cognitive aspects is essential in the sporting context. Faced with this situation, the control and knowledge of emotions has a person on himself and on others, affects the sporting action. The aim of this work is to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and the practice of physical activity. Through a systematic review in databases such as the Web of Science and Scopus that contain the terms of emotional intelligence along with the parameters of physical activity and sport. Twenty-four articles comprised the sample for further analysis. By way of conclusion it can be said that the main field of study of emotional intelligence related to the practice of physical activity is educational. Likewise, emotional intelligence is a determining factor in the improvement of sports competences.

Keywords: emotional competence; emotional intelligence; exercise; physical activity; sport.

Publication types

  • Review