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Title: Emotion work and emotional exhaustion in teachers: The job and individual perspective
Authors: Näring, Gérard
Vlerick, Peter
Van de Ven, Bart
Keywords: emotion work
emotional exhaustion
job demands
emotional labour
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Näring, G., Vlerick, P., & Van de Ven, B. (2011). Emotion work and emotional exhaustion in teachers: the job and individual perspective. Educational Studies. First published on: 12 May 2011 (iFirst). doi:10.1080/03055698.2011.567026
Abstract: Teaching requires much emotion work which takes its toll on teachers. Emotion work is usually studied from one of two perspectives, a job or an individual perspective. In this study we assessed the relative importance of these two perspectives in predicting emotional exhaustion. More than 200 teachers completed a questionnaire comprising the DISQ, the D-QEL, and the UBOS. In line with previous studies our findings indicated that emotional exhaustion is positively associated with emotional job demands and surface acting. The relative importance of the two operationalizations of emotion work was assessed by comparing the results of two regression analyses. Whereas the model with job demands explained 18% of the variance, the model with emotional labour only explained only 5%. In understanding what might contribute to emotional exhaustion in teachers the emotional job demands might be much more important than the self-regulation perspective that is measured with emotional labour.
ISSN: 0305-5698 print
1465-3400 online
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