You will need to narrow or broaden your research question to make sure you have enough supporting information to write an essay that fits with the requirements. Make sure you understand the assignment's guidelines and talk to your professor if you are unsure!
Below is an example of applying these strategies to the topics of job satisfaction and stress and narrowing it down to something more manageable:
Now: How does the amount of emotional labor employees perform affect job satisfaction in food service professions?
Once you start testing your research question, you might find that you narrowed it down too much. If that’s the case, you can use opposite strategies or remove one component to broaden it.
Example of broadening the research question above:
What kind of stressors do employees in food service jobs experience and how does this affect job satisfaction?
Let your research question evolve naturally as you research.