Defining emotional levels and climate as context and events

Hartel, Charmine 2005, Defining emotional levels and climate as context and events, in EURAM 2005 : Fulltext Proceedings, München, Munich, Germany.

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Title Defining emotional levels and climate as context and events
Author(s) Hartel, Charmine
Conference name European Academy of Management Conference (2005 : Munich, Germany)
Conference location Munich, Germany
Conference dates 4-7 May 2005
Title of proceedings EURAM 2005 : Fulltext Proceedings
Editor(s) Piller, Frank T.
Publication date 2005
Conference series European Academy of Management Conference
Publisher München
Place of publication Munich, Germany
Summary Recent work by Fisher highlighted the importance of making distinctions in levels of measurement of affect. She argued that general measurement of an individual's emotions represents the emotional experience in a person as a single point, or as a summary score of the individual's emotional experience over a period of time. Within-level emotion comparisons, in contrast, are made by assessing the emotional state of an individual at several points in time and then making comparisons between those points, thus, keeping intact the individual's pattern of emotional experience over time. The present argument extends the within/between distinction raised by Fisher at the individual level of analysis to the group or organization level analysis. That is, although affective climate is typically considered as relatively stable or trait-like characteristics of an organization, it can also be thought of as the aggregate measure of people's experiences over time.
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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