Affect and Creativity at Work

  title={Affect and Creativity at Work},
  author={T. Amabile and Sigal G. Barsade and Jennifer S. Mueller and B. Staw},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  pages={367 - 403}
This study explored how affect relates to creativity at work. Using both quantitative and qualitative longitudinal data from the daily diaries of 222 employees in seven companies, we examined the nature, form, and temporal dynamics of the affect-creativity relationship. The results indicate that positive affect relates positively to creativity in organizations and that the relationship is a simple linear one. Time-lagged analyses identify positive affect as an antecedent of creative thought… Expand

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