February 09, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Please note: This event is for invited researchers only.
Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created a forum for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that are at various stages of development.
Questions about POS Research Incubator Sessions can be directed to Julia Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: The desire to reciprocate benevolence as an affective motivational state: A theoretical model of state gratitude at work
Abstract: Drawing on the Appraisal-Tendency Framework of emotions, this study develops and tests a theoretical model of state gratitude at work. The model sheds light on the affective motivational mechanism, the desire to reciprocate benevolence,through which state gratitude is associated with individual work behaviors: helping, pro-relationship, and in-role behaviors. I further show the moderating effects of extrinsic job rewards on the affective processes. In a sample of 104 employees, the findings showed that state gratitude enhances employees’ pro-relationship behaviors thr