Developing the Emotional Intelligence of Youth Using the Means Specific to the Basketball Game


  • Nicoleta Leonte Politehnica University, no.313 Splaiul Independenței, Bucharest, Romania
  • Cristiana Porfireanu A.E.S., no.9 Cihoschi St., Bucharest, Romania
  • Ofelia Popescu Politehnica University, no.313 Splaiul Independenței, Bucharest, Romania
  • Cristian Ristea Spiru Haret University, no. 24 Berceni Road, Bucharest, Romania



emotional intelligence, youth, basketball


Given the orientation of the student-centered education, through our study, we aim to prove that the game of basketball can influence the development of the emotional intelligence in young people in order to achieve future professional performances and increase the quality of life. In order to carry out the research we used general research methods, particular methods and methods of analysis and interpretation of the data obtained: the scientific documentation, the pedagogical observation and the statistical-mathematical method. The research was carried out in the academic year 2017-2018, comprising a number of 22 weeks, respectively 22 lessons of physical education and sports, and brought together a number of 50 students aged between 19 and 26. The results obtained showed an improvement in the level of the emotional intelligence, the improvement of the self-esteem, the self-affirmation and self-identity; development of the communication capacity; development of the empathic capacity and the social networking capacity.


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