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    Whither psychological research into emotion at work; feeling for the future

    Briner, Rob B. and Kiefer, Tina (2010) Whither psychological research into emotion at work; feeling for the future. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion 3 (2), pp. 161-173. ISSN 1740-8938.

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    The aim of this paper is to consider some of the desirable and likely future directions of organisational psychology research into emotion at work. We do so by identifying and discussing some current limitations of the field. Along with other observers we argue that although the field has grown quickly this expansion has not always led to an increased understanding of emotion at work. There are numerous reasons for this but we focus on four limitations of existing research: 1) poor quantification; 2) exaggerated claims about the importance of emotion and Emotional Intelligence (EI); 3) methods that are incongruent with psychological theory about emotion; 4) research too focused on commercial and managerial needs. The actions required to deal with these limitations are mostly self-evident, though apparently not easy to accomplish.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 10:57
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:51


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