Author

Ruth A. Imose

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Finkelstein, Lisa M.||Subramony, Mahesh

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Team learning approach in education--Psychological aspects||Group work in education--Psychological aspects||Emotions--Management||Organizational behavior

Abstract

Grandey's (2000) framework of emotional labor was extended to propose a modified framework of diversity and emotional labor. It was proposed that diverse workgroup composition may be considered a situational variable that triggers affective reactions within interpersonal and workgroup contexts and interactions. This framework suggests that emotional labor may be considered an important mediating variable that can account for a number of relationships between diversity and both individual and workgroup well-being. The current study provided some initial tests of the proposed framework using a complementary, multi-level approach. At the individual level, relationships between diversity, emotional labor, and well-being outcomes were evidenced. At the group level, no significant relationships between heterogeneity, aggregate emotional labor, and group well-being outcomes were demonstrated. The implications of these results, and their significance for the modified model proposed are discussed.

Comments

Advisors: Lisa M. Finkelstein; Mahesh Subramony.||Committee members: Amanda Durik.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

iii, 171 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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