The affective shift model of work engagement
On the basis of self-regulation theories, the authors develop an affective shift model of work engagement according to which work engagement emerges from the dynamic interplay of positive and negative affect. The affective shift model posits that negative affect is positively related to work engagement if negative affect is followed by positive affect. The authors applied experience sampling methodology to test the model. Data on affective events, mood, and work engagement was collected twice a day over 9 working days among 55 software developers. In support of the affective shift model, negative mood and negative events experienced in the morning of a working day were positively related to work engagement in the afternoon if positive mood in the time interval between morning and afternoon was high. Individual differences in positive affectivity moderated within-person relationships. The authors discuss how work engagement can be fostered through affect regulation.
Organizational Behavior and Theory | Psychology
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Journal of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
City or Country
BLEDOW, Ronald Joachim; Schmitt, A.; Frese, M.; and Kühnel, J..
The affective shift model of work engagement. (2011). Journal of Applied Psychology. 96, (6), 1246-1257. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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