Intra-individual processes linking work and employee well-being: Introduction into the special issue

Authors

  • Sabine Sonnentag,

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    1. Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
    • Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim, Schloss Ehrenhof Ost, D-68131 Mannheim, Germany.
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  • Remus Ilies

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    1. Department of Management, Michigan State University, Michigan, U.S.A.
    • Department of Management, Michigan State University, N475 North Business Complex, East Lansing, MI 48824-1112, U.S.A.
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Abstract

This special issue presents eight empirical papers on intra-individual processes related to employee well-being in organization with the most of the papers featuring a within-person approach. The studies examine trajectories of affect, affective predictors of organizational citizenship behavior and creativity, intra-individual changes in flow at work, and also address longer-term changes and the role of implicit attitudes. Overall, the studies demonstrate that affective states and well-being substantially fluctuates within persons, and that these fluctuations are meaningfully related to outcomes that matter for organizations. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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