Creativity as mood regulation

To, March L., Ashkanasy, Neal M., Fisher, Cynthia D. and Rowe, Patricicia A. (2010). Creativity as mood regulation. In Wilfred J. Zerbe, Charmine E. J. Härtel and Neal M. Ashkanasy (Ed.), Emotions and organizational dynamism (pp. 279-307) Bingley. United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi:10.1108/S1746-9791(2010)0000006015

Author To, March L.
Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Fisher, Cynthia D.
Rowe, Patricicia A.
Title of chapter Creativity as mood regulation
Title of book Emotions and organizational dynamism
Place of Publication Bingley. United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1108/S1746-9791(2010)0000006015
Year available 2010
Series Research in Emotion in Organizations
ISBN 9780857241788
ISSN 1746-9791
Editor Wilfred J. Zerbe
Charmine E. J. Härtel
Neal M. Ashkanasy
Volume number 6
Chapter number 11
Start page 279
End page 307
Total pages 29
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subjects 150311 Organisational Behaviour
910402 Management
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In this 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.

Keyword Creative behaviour
Employee behaviour
Goal orientation
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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