Human personalities combined with working conditions affect how employees react to different work situations. Personality and work environment have also been shown to affect workers' feelings. Employees' psychological health plays an essential role in their performance and productivity in the workplace, and organizational awareness of work-related feelings has sparked interest in investigating this field of study. Teaching is a stressful job; however, research evaluating discrete states of work-related emotions in teachers remains somewhat limited. This study investigated the effects of job demands on teachers' work-related feelings within middle and high schools in the United States and Jordan. The study results revealed several significant relationships between the categories of job demands, including time pressure, discipline problems, and students' motivation, and four work-related feelings expressed by teachers: anxiety, happiness, dejection, and anger. Such knowledge should help manage teachers' feelings and mitigate potentially stressful and adverse health conditions in middle and high school environments. The effect of cultural differences on these relationships has also been discussed.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
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Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Obeidat, Shahed, "Assessment of Work-Related Feelings Among Teachers within The United States and Jordan" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1148.
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