Affect networks:a structural analysis of the relationship between work ties and job-related affect

Totterdell, Peter, Wall, Toby, Holman, David, Diamond, Holly and Epitropaki, Olga (2004). Affect networks:a structural analysis of the relationship between work ties and job-related affect. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89 (5), pp. 854-867.

Abstract

The relationship between organizational networks and employees' affect was examined in 2 organizations. In Study 1, social network analysis of work ties and job-related affect for 259 employees showed that affect converged within work interaction groups. Similarity of affect between employees depended on the presence of work ties and structural equivalence. Affect was also related to the size and density of employees' work networks. Study 2 used a 10-week diary study of 31 employees to examine a merger of 2 organizational divisions and found that negative changes in employees' affect were related to having fewer cross-divisional ties and to experiencing greater reductions in network density. The findings suggest that affect permeates through and is shaped by organizational networks.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.89.5.854
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology research group
Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: organizational networks,employees' affect,social network analysis,work ties,job-related affect,work interaction groups,affect,structural equivalence,work networks,negative changes,cross-divisional ties,network density
Full Text Link: http://psycnet. ... s/apl/89/5/854/
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Published Date: 2004-10
Authors: Totterdell, Peter
Wall, Toby
Holman, David
Diamond, Holly
Epitropaki, Olga ( 0000-0002-0683-5143)

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