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Emotional intelligence and individual differences in affective processes underlying task-contingent conscientiousness

Minbashian, A.; Beckmann, N.; Wood, R.E.

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A. Minbashian

R.E. Wood



Abstract

Organisational researchers have recently begun to focus on the more dynamic aspects of personality in the workplace. The present study examines individual differences in the affective processes that underlie one such dynamic construct, task-contingent conscientiousness. Using experience sampling data collected over 3 weeks from 201 managers, we show (a) that individuals differ substantially from each other in the paths that connect task demand, positive and negative affect, and conscientious behaviour; (b) that these individual differences cohere to define person types or classes that represent meaningful differences in the extent to which task-contingent conscientiousness is mediated affectively; and (c) that emotional intelligence increases the likelihood of membership in classes that are characterised by affectively mediated effects. Theoretical implications of the findings are discussed with reference to the cognitive-affective personality system model, research on the consequences of affect in the workplace, and the literature on emotional intelligence. Practical applications are suggested for managers who wish to use personality assessment for developmental purposes, especially in relation to facilitating behavioural change.

Citation

Minbashian, A., Beckmann, N., & Wood, R. (2018). Emotional intelligence and individual differences in affective processes underlying task-contingent conscientiousness. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(9), 1182-1196. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2233

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 9, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 18, 2017
Publication Date Nov 30, 2018
Deposit Date Aug 17, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 18, 2019
Journal Journal of Organizational Behavior
Print ISSN 0894-3796
Electronic ISSN 1099-1379
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 9
Pages 1182-1196
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2233

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This is the accepted version of the following article: Minbashian, A., Beckmann, N. & Wood, R.E. (2018). Emotional intelligence and individual differences in affective processes underlying task-contingent conscientiousness. Journal of Organizational Behavior 39(9): 1182-1196 which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2233. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.







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