Creativity as mood regulation

March L. To, Neal M. Ashkanasy, Cynthia D. Fisher, Patricia A. Rowe

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Abstract

In his chapter, we seek to resolve the long-running controversy as to whether moods foster or inhibit creativity. We base our arguments on a new theory, which we refer to as "creativity-as-mood-regulation," where employees experiencing moods are envisaged to engage in creative behavior in the hope of regulating their moods. We further suggest that employees with different goal orientations will have different likelihoods of choosing creative activities to regulate their moods. Finally, we identify the specific goal-orientation conditions under which positive and negative moods may,facilitate or depress creativity, and develop and discuss six related propositions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmotions and Organizational Dynamism
EditorsWJ Zerbe, CEJ Hartel, NM Ashkanasy
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Pages279-307
Number of pages29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Emotion and Organizational Life - Fontainebleau, France
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Publication series

NameResearch on Emotion in Organizations
PublisherEMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1746-9791

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Emotion and Organizational Life
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityFontainebleau
Period1/01/08 → …

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