Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as predictors of work effort: The moderating role of achievement goals
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OriginalversjonBritish Journal of Social Psychology, 52 (2013) 3: 412-430 10.1111/j.2044-8309.2011.02090.x
This research explored the roles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the 2 x 2 model of achievement goals as predictors of increased work effort. A cross-lagged field study was conducted among 1,441 employees from three large Norwegian service organizations across a 10-month time span. The results showed that the relationship between intrinsic motivation and increased work effort was more positive for employees with high levels of mastery-approach goals. This observation suggests that having congruent goals may accentuate the positive relationship between intrinsic motivation and work effort.
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