Cognitive asymmetry in employee emotional reactions to leadership behaviors

  title={Cognitive asymmetry in employee emotional reactions to leadership behaviors},
  author={Marie T. Dasborough},
This article is predicated on the idea that leaders shape workplace affective events. Based on Affective Events Theory (AET), I argue that leaders are sources of employee positive and negative emotions at work. Certain leader behaviors displayed during interactions with their employees are the sources of these affective events. The second theoretical underpinning of the article is the Asymmetry Effect of emotion. Consistent with this theory, employees are more likely to recall negative… CONTINUE READING

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