Psychological Research into the Experience of Emotion at Work: Definitely Older, But are we Any Wiser?

The Effect of Affect in Organizational Settings

ISBN: 978-0-76231-234-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-362-4

ISSN: 1746-9791

Publication date: 26 September 2005

Abstract

A critical evaluation of the organizational psychology research on the experience of emotion at work was undertaken by examining the extent to which research has characteristics appropriate to basic psychological approaches to emotion. Five characteristics were identified covering definitions, use of theory, design, and methods. A range of edited books and peer-reviewed journals were searched to identify relevant research, which was then examined for the expected characteristics. The results revealed relatively few empirical studies about experience of emotion at work and, in most cases, the expected characteristics were found in only around half of the studies. The implications of this for future research are discussed.

Citation

Briner, R. and Kiefer, T. (2005), "Psychological Research into the Experience of Emotion at Work: Definitely Older, But are we Any Wiser?", Ashkanasy, N., Zerbe, W. and Härtel, C. (Ed.) The Effect of Affect in Organizational Settings (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 281-307. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1746-9791(05)01112-0

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