Self-Referential Emotion Regulatory Model Of Work Design

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Copyright © 2015 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Work design has largely overlooked cognitive-emotional interactions in understanding employee motivation and satisfaction. My aim in this chapter is to develop a conceptual model that integrates what we know about these interactions from research on emotions and neuroscience with traditional and emergent work design perspectives. I propose that striving for universal goals influences how a person responds to the work characteristics, such that an event that is personally relevant or "selfreferential" will elicit an emotional reaction that must be regulated for optimal performance, job satisfaction, and well-being. A Self-Referential Emotion Regulatory Model (SERM) of work design is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmonet IX: Ninth International Conference on Emotions and Worklife
EditorsCharmine E. J. Härtel, Wilfred J. Zerbe, Neal M. Ashkanasy
Place of PublicationBingley, UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)9781785602214
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameResearch on Emotion in Organizations


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