Does intrinsic motivation fuel the prosocial fire? Motivational synergy in predicting persistence, performance, and productivity.

@article{Grant2008DoesIM,
  title={Does intrinsic motivation fuel the prosocial fire? Motivational synergy in predicting persistence, performance, and productivity.},
  author={Adam M. Grant},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={48-58}
}
Researchers have obtained conflicting results about the role of prosocial motivation in persistence, performance, and productivity. To resolve this discrepancy, I draw on self-determination theory, proposing that prosocial motivation is most likely to predict these outcomes when it is accompanied by intrinsic motivation. Two field studies support the hypothesis that intrinsic motivation moderates the association between prosocial motivation and persistence, performance, and productivity. In… CONTINUE READING
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