Open Access Thesis
Date of Award
Boris B. Baltes
Jason L. Huang
The present study assessed how individuals respond to stimuli in their immediate work environment. Specifically, I conducted a laboratory experiment with a student sample to test the influence of natural stimuli in the workspace on individuals’ creative performance. Additionally, I tested a series of potential mediating variables that could have driven the effect: state positive affect, state openness to experience, and self-regulation of effort. While the results indicated that the hypotheses were broadly unsupported, supplemental analyses revealed that the intervention significantly predicted effort regulation in a high-performing subgroup. Study limitations and recommendations for future directions are discussed.
Bramble, Reed James, "The Influence Of The Physical Workspace On Creative Performance: Alternative Mediation Models" (2017). Wayne State University Theses. 517.