The magic of collective emotional intelligence in learning groups: No guys needed for the spell!
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014
© 2014 The British Psychological Society
British Journal of Psychology
How to Cite
Curşeu, P. L., Pluut, H., Boroş, S. and Meslec, N. (2014), The magic of collective emotional intelligence in learning groups: No guys needed for the spell!. British Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12075
- Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 1 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Received: 9 JAN 2014
- collective emotional intelligence;
- affective similarity;
- social integration;
- group effectiveness
Using a cross-lagged design, the present study tests an integrative model of emergent collective emotions in learning groups. Our results indicate that the percentage of women in the group fosters the emergence of collective emotional intelligence, which in turn stimulates social integration within groups (increases group cohesion and reduces relationship conflict) and the associated affective similarity, with beneficial effects for group effectiveness.