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Trait Emotional intelligence and translation: A study of professional translators

Hubscher-Davidson, Severine (2016). Trait Emotional intelligence and translation: A study of professional translators. Target, 28(1) pp. 132–157.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1075/target.28.1.06hub
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Abstract

A study of 155 professional translators was carried out to examine the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) and literary translation, job satisfaction and career success. Participants were surveyed and their answers were correlated with scores from an emotional intelligence measure, the TEIQue. The analysis revealed that literary and non-literary translators have different trait EI profiles. Some significant correlations were found between trait EI and the variables of job satisfaction, career success, and literary translation experience. This is the first study to examine the effect of EI on translator working practices. Findings illustrate that trait EI may be predictive of some aspects of translator behaviour and highlight the relevance of exploring the emotional intelligence of professional translators.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0924-1884
Keywords: professional translators; literary translation; job satisfaction; career success; trait emotional intelligence
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 46373
Depositing User: Severine Hubscher-Davidson
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 14:31
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 12:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46373
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