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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (4) : 599-607     DOI:
研究前沿 |
Affective Events Theory: Contents, Application and Future Directions
DUAN Jin-Yun;FU Qiang;TIAN Xiao-Ming;KONG Yu
(Department of Psychology, Soochow University; Key Research Institute of Education Ministry-Center for Chinese Urbanization Studies, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China)
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Abstract  Research on affect in organization has begun to accumulate recently, while affective events theory (AET) proposes an integral framework for this field study. AET proposes that specific work events have impact on the arousal of affective reactions which, in turn, determine employees’ attitudes and behaviors. AET makes a clear separation of affective reactions and job satisfaction, as well as affect-driven behaviors and judgment-driven behaviors. Generally, AET is helpful to explain the importance of affect in the workplace. However, future studies should consider the team affect and its measurements. Lastly, more researches are needed for further validation and consummation for various persons under different cultures.
Keywords affective events theory      job satisfaction      affective reactions      work environment feature      affect-driven behavior, judgment-driven behavior     
Corresponding Authors: FU Qiang   
Issue Date: 15 April 2011
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DUAN Jin-Yun,FU Qiang,TIAN Xiao-Ming, et al. Affective Events Theory: Contents, Application and Future Directions[J]. , 2011, 19(4): 599-607.
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