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Nathan Bowling (Committee Member), Valerie Shalin (Committee Member), Debra Steele-Johnson (Committee Chair)

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Master of Science (MS)


My study examined the relationship between CEO emotions and organization-level performance. I also tested the feasibility of using FACS in a business setting. Lastly, I explored the nature of CEOs' expressive styles. I found support for a relationship between CEOs' positive emotion displays and organization-level performance, but not a relationship between CEOs' negative emotion displays and organization-level performance. My results also supported the idea that CEOs have a unique and consistent expressive style that remains independent of displayed emotion and that researchers can use FACS to measure this expressive style.

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Department or Program

Department of Psychology

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