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|Title: ||Managing emotions in situations of suffering – how do we manage negative emotions when they are triggered by our personal decision?|
|Authors: ||Veiga-Branco, Augusta|
Correia, Ana Almeida
|Keywords: ||Managing emotions|
Fracture of context
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||Center for Crosscultural Research and development of Emotional and Social Competences. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka|
|Citation: ||Veiga-Branco, Augusta; Almeida-Correia, Ana (2011) - Managing emotions in situations of suffering – how do we manage negative emotions when they are triggered by our personal decision?. Center for Crosscultural Research and Development of Emotional and Social Competences. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka. ISBN 978-953-6104-79-6, p. 112|
|Abstract: ||Managing Emotions as an Emotional Intelligence capacity (Mayer-Salovey,
1997) has presented a significant correlation with Emotional Competence
(r=.679; α=.68) and (r=.69.5; α=.80) (Veiga-Branco, 2004; 2007) in previous
quantitative studies. This study contribute to explain how Managing of
Negative Emotions occurs, but, only caused by personal decisions.
Aim: To acknowledge the causes and consequences of Negative Emotions
Management when triggered by personal decisions.
Method: Qualitative cross-retrospective study using the "grounded theory“
methodology, conducted with semi-structured interviews in a 58 teachers
sample from primary and secondary education, aged 26 to 59 years. We then
proceeded to a Categorical Analysis, where the respective discursive content
was analyzed. From this, a categorical tree emerged, revealing the subjects'
decisions in quite negative life contexts, their Emotional Experiences and
Emotional Management Strategies.
Conclusions/Results: Categorical analysis, presents several situations of life,
rather violent and painful decisions, with strong negative emotions. The
general category: "Fracture of Life Context" expressed as: "...this cut my
journey of life..." or "this happened ... and turned my life upside down,"
generated three sub-categories: 1. Obliged to take the decision to "...amputate
a body part of someone (a relative)" in the contexts of surgery. Emotional
Experiences: violent feelings of guilt, shame, deep and oppressive anguish.
Emotional Management Strategies: rational self-concentration in trying to
maintain life. 2. Forced to take the decision to "abandon the family" to have a
better job/salary. Emotional Experiences: Feeling of guilt, insomnia, daily
irritability, revolt. Emotional Management Strategies: Focus on quality
instead of quantity time and enjoy all the family moments. 3. Decide to
"...freeze the last embryo, after 4 years of unsuccessful fertilization
procedures" Emotional Experiences: permanent expectation, anxiety,
tachycardia, anorexia. Emotional Management Strategies: Control of deep
breathing, rationally working on one’s personal calmness, keeping hope.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Publisher version: ||http://www.icei2011.org/pdf/ICEI2011-Book_of_Abstracts.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||CSG - Resumos em Proceedings Não Indexados ao ISI|
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