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ERIC Number: EJ799935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Hierarchy and Happiness: The Influence of Emotion on Administrative Job Satisfaction
Downey, John A.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v32 n8 p597-606 Aug 2008
Administrative job satisfaction in higher education is influenced by intrinsic and interpersonal factors (Volkwein & Zhou, 2002, 2003). Pioneers of the "affect as information" hypothesis of emotion postulate that emotions provide value-laden information regarding whether goals, standards, and attitudes are impacted positively or negatively by events, agents, or objects (Clore, 1992, 1994; Clore & Ortony, 1988; Ortony, Clore, & Collins, 1988; Schwarz & Clore, 1988). This study explored the relationship between emotion and job satisfaction among community college administrators. Elevated satisfaction scores were associated with positive emotional temperaments and elevated emotional intelligence. Optimistic administrators in good moods were more satisfied than pessimistic administrators in bad moods. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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