Abstract

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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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Karwowski, Waldemar

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Degree Program

Industrial Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0009119; DP0026452

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0026452

Language

English

Release Date

February 2023

Length of Campus-only Access

1 year

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until February 2023; it will then be open access.

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