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dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin
dc.contributor.authorRentzelas, P.
dc.contributor.authorChatzisarantis, Nikos
dc.identifier.citationHagger, M. and Rentzelas, P. and Chatzisarantis, N. 2014. Effects of individualist and collectivist group norms and choice on intrinsic motivation. Motivation and Emotion. 38 (2): pp. 215-223.

Previous research suggests that the positive effect of personal choice on intrinsic motivation is dependent on the extent to which the pervading cultural norm endorses individualism or collectivism (Iyengar and Lepper in J Pers Soc Psychol 76:349–366, 1999). The present study tested effects of personal choice on intrinsic motivation under situationally-induced individualist and collectivist group norms. An organizational role-play scenario was used to manipulate individualist and collectivist group norms in participants from a homogenous cultural background. Participants then completed an anagram task under conditions of personal choice or when the task was either assigned to them by an in-group (company director) or out-group (experimenter) social agent. Consistent with hypotheses, when the group norm prescribed individualism participants in the personal choice condition exhibited greater intrinsic motivation. When the group norm prescribed collectivism, participants’ assigned to the task by the company director were more intrinsically motivated. The implications of results for theories of intrinsic motivation are discussed.

dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.subjectFree-choice paradigm
dc.subjectIdentified regulation
dc.subjectGroup norms
dc.subjectSelf-determination theory
dc.titleEffects of individualist and collectivist group norms and choice on intrinsic motivation
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleMotivation and Emotion

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