Leader affective displays and attributions of charisma

F. Damen, D. van Knippenberg, B.M. van Knippenberg

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    Research suggests that leader displays of positive affect are conducive to attributions of charisma. We qualify and extend this conclusion by arguing that this mainly holds for displays of positive affect that are associated with high levels of arousal. Results of a scenario experiment and a survey support this hypothesis, and show that besides the transfer of positive feelings per se, it is the transfer of arousal that mediates the relationship between leader affective displays and attributions of charisma. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2594-2614
    JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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