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Motivation losses in task-performing groups: A social dilemma analysis.

Kerr, Norbert L. (1983) Motivation losses in task-performing groups: A social dilemma analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45 (4). pp. 819-828. ISSN 0022-3514. E-ISSN 1939-1315. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.45.4.819) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:41333)

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Theory developed to account for behavior in social dilemmas—situations in which -

the analysis of group motivation losses. Two group motivation loss effects demonstrated

were shown to follow from social dilemma theories. An experiment was performed

It was hypothesized that group members would reduce their efforts if they had a

to the group but would not. This prediction was confirmed. The effect was particularly

strong in males. Potential remedies for such motivation losses were discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/0022-3514.45.4.819
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Norbert Kerr
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2014 22:17 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:53 UTC
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