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Affective well-being and within-day beliefs about job demands' influence on work performance: An experience sampling study
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2012
© 2012 The British Psychological Society
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Volume 85, Issue 4, pages 666–674, December 2012
How to Cite
Daniels, K., Wimalasiri, V., Beesley, N. and Cheyne, A. (2012), Affective well-being and within-day beliefs about job demands' influence on work performance: An experience sampling study. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85: 666–674. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8325.2012.02062.x
- Issue published online: 16 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 8 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 9 DEC 2011
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Grant Number: D04863X
Affective well-being is influenced by individuals' momentary beliefs concerning events' impact on goals. We examined within-day beliefs concerning problem-solving demands' adverse impact on an important work goal (work performance). Participants (N = 68) provided data up to four times per day for one working week. Hourly beliefs about problem-solving demands' adverse impact on performance were associated with end-of-hour anxious affect and inversely associated with end-of-hour motivated pleasant affect.
- Jobs cannot be treated as static entities with fixed characteristics that are interpreted in the same way by all people all of the time.
- In addition to environmental factors, job redesign interventions to enhance psychological well-being need to integrate information about dynamic, cognitive processes internal to the person and within-day temporal processes.