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Emotions in the Workplace: Advances in Research for the Well-being

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Emotions fulfill an eminently adaptive function in human development, strongly influencing higher-order psychological processes, such as motivation, decision-making, planning, or the capacity for teamwork, among others. In any case, emotional life is present, in one way or another, in the development of ...

Emotions fulfill an eminently adaptive function in human development, strongly influencing higher-order psychological processes, such as motivation, decision-making, planning, or the capacity for teamwork, among others. In any case, emotional life is present, in one way or another, in the development of aptitudes and attitudes in the academic and professional trajectory. With adequate emotion management, emotions become powerful tools for meeting goals effectively, performing tasks adequately, and in brief, creating organizational settings in which satisfactory, functional personal relations are a priority.

Data from empirical evidence support the association of positive emotions with both personal benefits to the worker and to the organization. Therefore, this Research Topic is intended to analyze in depth the role of emotions as a resource for improving personal and professional development in the organizational context. This would include empirical studies contributing data on the role of emotions and establishment of statistically significant associations with variables which have traditionally been reported as relevant in the scope of organizations (e.g. communication, leadership, motivation, resilience, self-efficacy, empathy).

In this Research Topic, we welcome manuscripts that provide interesting contributions on risk and protection factors, with direct or indirect involvement of emotions, which can identify the variables involved in the professional career, and therefore, development of explanatory and/or predictive models of personal and professional wellbeing. Along the same line, we welcome articles that emphasize the need to analyze the effects of intervention based on emotion management (recognition, understanding, expression) on physical and/or mental health, performance, creativity, engagement (or at the opposite extreme, burnout), etc.

Although priority will be given studies which present results of data collection and statistical analysis, we will also consider proposals for theory review framed by a systematic methodology or meta-analysis, which excel in the relevance of their results. Above all, those with an up-to-date methodological framework which may be considered as a starting point of future lines of research, specifically: proposal for theoretical models, development of evaluation instruments, or design of intervention programs in the organizational context.


Keywords: emotions, psychological processes, organizational context, well-being, empirical evidence


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