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The Effects of Mood on Task Performance and Task Satisfaction
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by Doreen Cicchetti, Kathleen Moyer, and Jeffrey P. Nicholas* - Muhlenberg College
Categories: Cognitive | Social
This study investigated the influence that mood states have on task performance and task satisfaction. Forty-four undergraduate students underwent either a positive or negative mood induction procedure and then worked on an anagram task. Mood, task satisfaction, and task performance were assessed. Results showed that mood influenced participants’ satisfaction with the task: participants in the positive mood condition reported more satisfaction with the task than participants in the negative mood condition. Mood did not influence performance on the anagram task. The results are discussed in relation to implications for the understanding of job satisfaction and for the measurement of job satisfaction in organizations.