Mood convergence in dyads: Effects of valence and leadership

Spoor, Jennifer R. and Kelly, Janice R. (2009) Mood convergence in dyads: Effects of valence and leadership. Social Influence, 4 4: 282-297. doi:10.1080/15534510902805366

Author Spoor, Jennifer R.
Kelly, Janice R.
Title Mood convergence in dyads: Effects of valence and leadership
Journal name Social Influence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1553-4510
Publication date 2009-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15534510902805366
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 282
End page 297
Total pages 16
Editor Kipling D Williams
Place of publication E Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Psychology Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract We examined the extent to which individuals' affective experiences are influenced during group interaction by examining whether negative or positive moods tend to become more similar or converge, and whether leader versus subordinate roles affect this process. Dyads completed a discussion task, and we manipulated each dyad member's mood (positive or negative) and role (leader or subordinate) prior to the task. Consistent with predictions derived from Spoor and Kelly (2004), negative moods showed stronger convergence than positive moods. Contrary to predictions, leaders' moods seemed to show more mood convergence than those of subordinates, although this may have been affected by both dyad members' greater attention to the leader's mood. Implications for group processes and group performance are discussed.
Keyword Mood convergence
Small groups
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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