Amani Salim Al-Haretheyyah Ibrahim Sultan Al-Harthi Mahmoud Mohamed Imam


The current study aimed to investigate the effect of emotion regulation strategies (reappraisal and expressive suppression) as a-mediator in the relationship between emotions and rational decision-making in the classroom for female teachers in the first cycle in the Sultanate of Oman. Additionally, the study aimed to identify the levels of emotions, emotion regulation strategies and the style of rational decision making, in a sample of 500 female teachers. The study used a cross-sectional descriptive design. Participants were cluster method selected. The Rational Decision Style Scale, the Emotion Regulation Strategies Scale, and the Teacher Emotions Scale were administered to the study participants. The results of the standard regression analysis showed that there are positive direct effects of excitability of pleasure on rational decisions, of the stimulation of pleasure on the strategies of reappraisal and expressive suppression, and rationale and expressive repression strategies on rational decisions. Through the direct and indirect effects of multiple regression analyses in the Baron and Kenny method, the results showed that both reappraisal and expressive suppression strategies play a partial mediating role in the relationship between positive emotions (pleasure) and the pattern of rational decisions. The test results, arithmetic averages, standard deviations, and weighted averages also showed that the teachers have high levels of enjoying teaching with students during teaching and use the reappraisal strategy to regulate their emotions and rational decision-making, and they also have low levels of negative emotions (anger and anxiety) with students in classroom and intermediate level for the use of expressive suppression strategy.


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Emotion regulation strategies
Expressive repression
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How to Cite
Al-Haretheyyah, Amani Salim, Ibrahim Sultan Al-Harthi, and Mahmoud Mohamed Imam. 2023. “Effect of Emotion Regulation Strategies on Emotions and Rational Decision-Making Among Female Teachers in the First Cycle Schools in the Sultanate of Oman”. Journal of Educational Sciences – Qatar University 21 (21).
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