The effect of teacher emotional labor on commitment: The mediating role of teacher psychological capital in Iranian primary schools

Esmat TAHERI, Kosar SHIRZAD, Fatemeh AFSAHI, Masoumeh KOUHSARI

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Abstract

This study utilized a cross-sectional survey design to investigate the influence of teacher emotional labor on organizational commitment, emphasizing the mediating role of psychological capital. The research involved 400 primary school teachers from Tehran, Iran’s capital. A combination of stratified and systematic random sampling methods was employed to select a representative sample of teachers. The findings indicated that both emotional labor and psychological capital positively impacted teachers’ commitment. Additionally, psychological capital served as a mediator in the relationship between teachers’ emotional labor and their commitment. The implications of these results are further discussed. Copyright © 2023 American Educational Studies Association.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEducational Studies
Early online dateNov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Nov 2023

Citation

Taheri, E., Shirzad, K., Afsahi, F., & Kouhsari, M. (2023). The effect of teacher emotional labor on commitment: The mediating role of teacher psychological capital in Iranian primary schools. Educational Studies. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131946.2023.2280652

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