Service employees' emotional display plays an important role in service interactions, but little is known about the effects of employee's emotional regulation strategies on customer outcomes. This study examines a model in which emotion regulation is associated with customer satisfaction and loyalty intentions as mediated by employee burnout and engagement. Data collected from 135 employee-customer dyads following service interactions was analysed with structural equation modelling. The results show that engagement fully mediates the relationship of deep acting, and burnout partially mediates the relationship of surface acting, with customer satisfaction and loyalty intentions.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology|
|State||Published - Feb 2012|
- Emotion regulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management