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Coping with emotion in New Zealand Business schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Proctor-Thomson, Sarah Scahill, Alice 2016-11-28T01:20:58Z 2016-11-28T01:20:58Z 2016 2016
dc.description.abstract Emotion is an integral aspect of organisational life and this thesis examines the emotional demands that academics experience in their workplace and the consequences this has for them. At a more specific level, the thesis examines the strategies that academics use to cope with these emotional demands, and how these strategies develop and change over the duration of their career. Using data collected from interviews with academics from business schools across the New Zealand tertiary education sector, findings are presented which demonstrate how academics develop coping strategies and how the organisation provides support. The implications from these findings could have significant effects for organisational practice. Firstly, these findings illustrate that academics experiences emotion in relation to personal, interpersonal, and systemic factors. Secondly, academics adopt a wide array of coping strategies, which have been personally developed by each individual over time. They are not given any organisational training or support for their development of these strategies. In addition, academics use coping strategies both in the workplace and at home in order to attempt to mitigate the negative impacts of the emotional demands of their roles. Finally, academics in their early career lack adequate coping strategies, and appear to have the lowest levels of organisational commitment. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Emotion en_NZ
dc.subject Higher education en_NZ
dc.subject Coping strategies en_NZ
dc.subject Emotion work en_NZ
dc.title Coping with emotion in New Zealand Business schools en_NZ
dc.type text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Business School (Faculty of Commerce) en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Management en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Commerce en_NZ
dc.rights.license Author Retains All Rights en_NZ 2016-10-24T09:41:19Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 150311 Organisational Behaviour en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 150305 Human Resources Management en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 150310 Organisation and Management Theory en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 3 APPLIED RESEARCH en_NZ

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