The aim of this chapter is to define and explore the group of emotions known as self-conscious emotions. The state of the knowledge on guilt, shame, pride, and embarrassment is reviewed, with particular attention paid to research on these four self-conscious emotions in work and organizational settings. Surprisingly little research on self-conscious emotions comes from researchers interested in occupational stress and well-being, yet these emotions are commonly experienced and may be a reaction to or even a source of stress. They may also impact behaviors and attitudes that affect stress and well-being. I conclude the review with a call for more research on these emotions as related to stress and well-being, offering some suggestions for areas of focus.
I would like to thank Chelsea D. Glynn for brainstorming about self-conscious emotions at work; those early discussions led directly to the work that went into this chapter.
Bulger, C.A. (2013), "Self-Conscious Emotions: A New Direction for Emotion Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being", The Role of Emotion and Emotion Regulation in Job Stress and Well Being (Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 225-256. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3555(2013)0000011012Download as .RIS
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