The carrot and the stick: affective commitment and acceptance anxiety as motives for discretionary group efforts by respected and disrespected group members.

@article{Sleebos2006TheCA,
  title={The carrot and the stick: affective commitment and acceptance anxiety as motives for discretionary group efforts by respected and disrespected group members.},
  author={Ed Sleebos and Naomi Ellemers and Dick de Gilder},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          244-55
        }
}
Previous research has demonstrated that intragroup respect can strengthen people's commitment to the group and encourage them to exert themselves on behalf of it. In the present research, the authors argue that similar behavior can ensue from self-focused concerns when group members are disrespected. Experiment 1 (N = 174) confirms that high respect as well as low respect motivates people to increase their actual discretionary efforts on behalf of the group. These findings were replicated and… CONTINUE READING

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