An investigation of the unique , synergistic and balanced relationships between basic psychological needs and intrinsic motivation

@inproceedings{Dysvik2013AnIO,
  title={An investigation of the unique , synergistic and balanced relationships between basic psychological needs and intrinsic motivation},
  author={Anders Dysvik and B{\aa}rd Kuvaas and Maryl{\`e}ne Gagn{\'e}},
  year={2013}
}
The purpose of this study was to empirically investigate the relationship between psychological need satisfaction and intrinsic motivation as proposed by selfdetermination theory. Three competing hypotheses regarding the relations between need satisfaction and intrinsic motivation were tested: additive, synergistic, and balance.Two cross-sectional studies involving 1,254 employees from a broad range of Norwegian service organizations partly supported the first two hypotheses.Although the… CONTINUE READING

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