July 29, 2016 14:10 - 15:40

Effects of Mood on Group Creative Performance

[Speaker] Liou, Shyhnan:1
[Co-author] Leung, Ka-yee:2, Tsai, Ming-hong:2
1:Institute of Creative Industries and Design, National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), 2:Singapore Management University (Singapore)

Whereas the literature has identified positive mood as an important facilitator of individual creativity, whether positive mood also benefits group creativity is largely understudied. To fill the gap, the current study was among the first to take a within-group approach to study the mood-creativity link and to enrich understanding by unpacking the mediating group processes and the temporal trends of how mood precedes group creative performance. We employed a 3-wave experience sampling design to investigate the temporal effects of mood on subjective perceptions of creativity and rated creative group performance among students who worked collectively in groups to complete an innovative project over a one-month span. Results demonstrated that groups generally started with idea generation, followed by idea selection and modification, and finally idea implementation. There was evidence for both concurrent and lagged effects of mood. We discussed these temporal patterns of the mood-creativity link within the group context.
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