Teaching emotional intelligence for enhancing resilience in journalism

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Simunjak, M. 2023. Teaching emotional intelligence for enhancing resilience in journalism. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. 78 (2), pp. 127-141. https://doi.org/10.1177/10776958231165103
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TitleTeaching emotional intelligence for enhancing resilience in journalism
AuthorsSimunjak, M.
Abstract

The article outlines an evidence-informed approach for enhancing resilience, one of the key personal resources in labor, and explores the viability of this training for increasing journalists’ ability to manage everyday work-related stressors. The suggested pedagogy is in the form of a microintervention, informed by literature on psychological capital and primary research based on interviews with British journalists. The test of concept is based on 13 workshops carried out with journalism trainees and professionals. The postworkshop survey (n = 80) suggests that the proposed pedagogy has the potential to contribute to development of participants’ resilience as well as their wider psychological capital.

Keywordspedagogy, industry, journalists, professional skills, qualitative research
Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalJournalism & Mass Communication Educator
ISSN1077-6958
Electronic2161-4326
Publication dates
Online11 Apr 2023
Print30 Jun 2023
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Deposited12 Apr 2023
Accepted06 Mar 2023
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