The Happier One Is, the More Creative One Becomes: An Investigation on Inspirational Positive Emotions from Both Subjective Well-Being and Satisfaction at Work


The main purpose of this research is to show that positive thinking, from subjective well-being and job satisfaction, will greatly enhance inspirational experience. The target participants are 180 designers in Taiwan from two design associations. They are among the top 15 design associations in Google search. According to the findings, both subjective well-being and job satisfaction are highly correlated with creative inspiration. Furthermore, intrinsic satisfaction of a job is highly correlated with inspirational experiences, while having a psychological well-being seems to have a positive correlation with inspiration. The two kinds of correlation mentioned above indicate that creativity and inspiration have a close relationship with our emotional responses, which means that the happier an employee feels, and the better well-being s/he has, the greater is the probability that s/he will generate creative ideas.

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Yuan, L. (2015). The Happier One Is, the More Creative One Becomes: An Investigation on Inspirational Positive Emotions from Both Subjective Well-Being and Satisfaction at Work. Psychology, 6, 201-209. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.63019.

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