Affect spin, entrepreneurs' well-being, and venture goal progress: The moderating role of goal orientation
Uy, Marilyn Ang
Date of Issue2016
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
Using two experience sampling studies, we examined the relationship between affect fluctuations (i.e., affect spin) and goal orientation on psychological well-being and venture goal progress of early-stage startup entrepreneurs. We found that the entrepreneur’s affect spin negatively related to well-being (Study 1) and venture goal progress (Study 2). Goal orientation moderated these relationships. Specifically, high performance-approach goal orientation weakened the negative relationship between affect spin and psychological well-being (Study 1) and venture goal progress (Study 2); high learning goal orientation strengthened the negative impact of affect spin on well-being (Study 1) but not on venture goal progress (Study 2). We discussed the theoretical and practical implications of our study to affect in entrepreneurship research.
Journal of Business Venturing
© 2016 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.12.001].