Title

The Structure of Affect: Reconsidering the Relationship between Negative and Positive Affectivity

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

During the past decade organizational scientists have devoted considerable research attention to the topic of workplace affect. Despite important advances, continued progress depends on a better understanding of the structure of affective experience. The goal of this paper is to review progress to date. In particular, we review evidence pertaining to four constructs that have been widely used to organize research on affect: positive affectivity, negative affectivity, hedonic tone, and affect intensity. We review various structural models pertaining to these four constructs, devoting special attention to integrative frameworks and future research needs. Corresponding au

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Journal of Management

Volume

29

Issue

6

First Page

831

Last Page

857

ISSN

0149-2063

Identifier

10.1016/s0149-2063(03)00081-3

Publisher

Elsevier