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The Librarian's Emotional Labor at the University Libraries: Focusing on the Relationship among Supervisor'S Emotional Intelligence, Social Support and Library Service Level

MIN SOOKHEE 1

1상명대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examined (1) what effect emotional labor has on an university library, focusing on (2) the relationship among a supervisor’s emotional intelligence, the extent of social support and the level of library service on job performance. The survey period took place from 14 Oct. to 4 Nov. 2013. 533 librarians at 13 public and 28 private university libraries were included in the survey. Of the 533 surveys distributed, 529 were returned and used in the final analysis. SPSS Win 21.0 was used for statistical analysis, factor analysis, regression analysis and differential analysis. The survey also shows that a librarian’s emotional labor affects emotional intelligence of supervisor, social support and library service level positively. This finding is not the case for the employees in the general service industry. Because the librarian is professional and manages stress better than general employees. This research suggest the following practical measures. Educational programs for librarian’s emotional intelligence should be planned in order to improve library service.

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