Regulating and facilitating : the role of emotional intelligence in maintaining and using positive affect for creativity.

Parke, M and Seo, M-G and Sherf, E N (2015) Regulating and facilitating : the role of emotional intelligence in maintaining and using positive affect for creativity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100 (3). pp. 917-934. ISSN 0021-9010

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038452

Abstract

Although past research has identified the effects of emotional intelligence on numerous employee outcomes, the relationship between emotional intelligence and creativity has not been well established. We draw upon affective information processing theory to explain how two facets of emotional intelligence — emotion regulation and emotion facilitation — shape employee creativity. Specifically, we propose that emotion regulation ability enables employees to maintain higher positive affect (PA) when faced with unique knowledge processing requirements, while emotion facilitation ability enables employees to use their PA to enhance their creativity. We find support for our hypotheses using a multimethod (ability test, experience sampling, survey) and multisource (archival, self-reported, supervisor-reported) research design of early career managers across a wide range of jobs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015 American Psychological Association
Subjects: C > Creativity
Subject Areas: Organisational Behaviour
DOI: 10.1037/a0038452
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 15:21
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 15:21
URI: http://lbsresearch.london.edu/id/eprint/556

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