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.
affect, emotion, teams, emotional contagion, collectivism
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Journal of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
City or Country
Ilies, R.; WAGNER, David Turley; and Morgeson, F. P..
Explaining Affective Linkages in Teams: Individual Differences in Susceptibility to Contagion and Individualism–Collectivism. (2007). Journal of Applied Psychology. 92, (4), 1140-1148. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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