Emotional portraits of teaching: An examination of perceptions of emotional expression, emotional labor, and teacher identity using narrative inquiry

Roxanne Hackney, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study utilized narrative inquiry to examine aspects of five secondary teachers' emotional lives at school: teachers' perceptions of their ability to express emotion with colleagues and administrators; how this expression is emotional labor; and the influence these have on their identity. Interview and journal entries were used to construct collaborative participant narratives that were a product of their lived experiences. Connective narrative threads were identified and discussed giving the reader a more holistic view, the broader context, of the role emotion plays at school with teachers, their peers, and administration.^

Subject Area

Education, Teacher Training

Recommended Citation

Hackney, Roxanne, "Emotional portraits of teaching: An examination of perceptions of emotional expression, emotional labor, and teacher identity using narrative inquiry" (2012). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1512576.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1512576

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