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Emotions at Work: A Review and Research Agenda

Emotions at work: A review and research agenda

‘We should not have consented to write an article on work and emotion In order to do a review, one needs literature that can be reviewed’ (Pekrun and Frese, 1992: 153).

Things looked bleak for the study of emotions at work 15 years ago. Though early OB research had gathered rich evidence about emotions in the workplace (see Weiss and Cropanzano, 1996), during the cognitive era of 19401970, OB research ‘portrays organization members as cognitive stick figures whose behavior is unaffected by emotions’ (Mowday and Sutton, 1993: 197). Job satisfaction, and survey data, was the way to study affect (Weiss and Brief, 2001). Starting in the 1980s, a cadre of researchers ...

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