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Relationship between Dispositional Positive Emotions and Creativity: Synergistic Role of Trait Positive Affect

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Esfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Esfahan, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 42-49, July,2 (2015)


Creativity is one of the very effective variables on organizational effectiveness. According to the moderating role of positive affect, the main purpose of this research was to study the role of dispositional positive emotions on creativity. The research method was correlational and the sample group consisted of two hundred seventy staff of regional’s training and teaching administrations, in Esfahan, Iran. The research instruments included dispositional positive emotions, creativity, and positive affect questionnaires. Data were analyzed by moment product correlation coefficient and moderated hierarchical regression analysis. The results indicated that there is a significant and positive association between dispositional positive emotions dimensions with positive affect and creativity. The results of hierarchical regression analysis also indicated that positive affect moderate the association between contentment, pride and love and creativity. Posterior regression analysis revealed that in high positive affect group, rather than in low positive affect group, there is a stronger relationship between contentment and love with creativity. Also posterior regression analysis revealed that in low positive affect group, rather than in high positive affect group, there is a stronger significant relationship between pride and creativity. The results of the current research showed that positive affect could have discriminate effects on the relationship between some aspects of dispositional positive emotions and creativity.


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