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Putting mood in context: Using smartphones to examine how people feel in different locations

Sandstrom, Gillian M and Lathia, Neal and Mascolo, Cecilia and Rentfrow, Peter J (2017) 'Putting mood in context: Using smartphones to examine how people feel in different locations.' Journal of Research in Personality, 69. 96 - 101. ISSN 0092-6566

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Abstract

Does personality predict how people feel in different types of situations? The present research addressed this question using data from several thousand individuals who used a mood tracking smartphone application for several weeks. Results from our analyses indicated that people’s momentary affect was linked to their location, and provided preliminary evidence that the relationship between state affect and location might be moderated by personality. The results highlight the importance of looking at person-situation relationships at both the trait- and state-levels and also demonstrate how smartphones can be used to collect person and situation information as people go about their everyday lives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality, Big five, Person-situation, Location, Context, Within-person, Mood, Positive affect, Mobile sensing, Multi-level modelling
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 15:20
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16911

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