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Type: Book chapter
Title: Understanding lecturers’ perceptions of workplace fear: an interpretive study in the Cypriot Higher Education context
Author: Antoniadou, M.
Sandiford, P.
Wright, G
Alker, L.
Citation: New Ways of Studying Emotions in Organizations, 2015 / Härtel, C., Zerbe, W., Ashkanasy, N. (ed./s), Ch.3, pp.51-79
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publisher Place: Bingley, UK
Issue Date: 2015
Series/Report no.: Research on Emotion in Organizations
ISBN: 9781785602214
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Marilena Antoniadou, Peter John Sandiford, Gillian Wright and Linda Patricia Alker
Abstract: This chapter explores how Cypriot lecturers perceive and experience fear while being at work. Drawing on the lens of interpretive inquiry, data were collected through interviews with 19 lecturers. Analysis focused on experiences of workplace fear offering rich insights into characteristics of fear, eliciting events, and coping ways. Findings help to unveil the specific events that lead to fear in the Cypriot universities, and the ways lecturers manage their fearful experiences. The study contributes to the study of discrete emotions, by empirically examining fear’s own storyline through the workers’ own perspectives, within a specific context.
Keywords: workplace fear; discrete emotions; higher education; interpretive study; Cyprus
Rights: Copyright © 2015 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.
RMID: 0030032039
DOI: 10.1108/S1746-979120150000011004
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