Good Effects of Bad Feelings: Negative Affectivity and Group Decision-Making

18 Pages Posted: 17 May 2010

See all articles by Hanneke J. M. Kooij-de Bode

Hanneke J. M. Kooij-de Bode

affiliation not provided to SSRN

D.L. van Knippenberg

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Wendy P. van Ginkel

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Extending the growing interest in the relationship between affect and workgroup processes, we propose that groups make better use of their distributed information and therefore make better decisions when group members are higher in negative affectivity. In an experiment, we studied the influence of negative affectivity when information was distributed among group members and when group members had fully shared information. Results indicated that negative affectivity indeed stimulates group information processing and decision quality when information is distributed among group members.

Suggested Citation

Kooij-de Bode, Hanneke J. M. and Van Knippenberg, Daan and van Ginkel, Wendy P., Good Effects of Bad Feelings: Negative Affectivity and Group Decision-Making. British Journal of Management, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 375-392, June 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1605467 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2009.00675.x

Hanneke J. M. Kooij-de Bode (Contact Author)

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Daan Van Knippenberg

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Wendy P. Van Ginkel

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