Correlation of emotional labor and cortisol concentration in hair among female kindergarten teachers

  title={Correlation of emotional labor and cortisol concentration in hair among female kindergarten teachers},
  author={Xingliang Qi and Shuang Ji and Jing Zhang and W. Z. Lu and Judith K. Sluiter and Huihua Deng},
  journal={International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to explore whether two types of emotional labor, surface acting and deep acting, are related to hair cortisol concentration among kindergarten teachers.MethodsSurface acting and deep acting over the last month were measured with the Chinese version of the emotional labor scale in 43 kindergarten teachers. Hair samples with 1 cm in length were cut from their posterior vertex region to represent cortisol excretion over one month. Cortisol concentrations… 
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