Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

To expand on the understanding of how affective states are linked within teams, the authors describe a longitudinal study examining the linkages between team members' affective states over time. In a naturalistic team performance setting, they found evidence that the average affective state of the other team members was related to an individual team member's affect over time, even after controlling for team performance. In addition, they found that these affective linkages were moderated by individual differences in susceptibility to emotional contagion and collectivistic tendencies such that the strength of the linkage was stronger for those high in susceptibility and those with collectivistic tendencies. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Keywords

affect, emotion, teams, emotional contagion, collectivism

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

92

Issue

4

First Page

1140

Last Page

1148

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/0021-9010.92.4.1140

Publisher

American Psychological Association

City or Country

USA

Included in

Business Commons

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