An experience sampling investigation of workplace interactions, affective states, and employee wellbeing Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractWe report an experience sampling study examining the withinindividual effects of workplace interpersonal interaction characteristics on affect at work and daily wellbeing. A sample of 60 fulltime employees completed measures of interpersonal interaction characteristics and affective states during each of 10 workdays and a measure of job satisfaction at the end of each workday. Overall, the employees provided 380 daylevel data points. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) results indicated that interpersonal interaction characteristics were associated with affective states and job satisfaction. Furthermore, the effects of workplace interpersonal interactions on job satisfaction were mediated by affective states. Finally, positive affect mitigated the detrimental association between negative affect and job satisfaction. Copyright 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Organizational Behavior

author list (cited authors)

  • Dimotakis, N., Scott, B. A., & Koopman, J.

citation count

  • 142

complete list of authors

  • Dimotakis, Nikolaos||Scott, Brent A||Koopman, Joel

publication date

  • May 2011