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Indispensability and group identification as sources of task motivation

Gockel, Christine, Kerr, Norbert L., Seok, Dong-Heon, Harris, David W. (2008) Indispensability and group identification as sources of task motivation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44 (5). pp. 1316-1321. ISSN 0022-1031. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2008.03.011) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:41670)

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Abstract

Traditional Instrumentality × Value (I × V) models have attributed gains in performance groups to various conditions affecting the instrumentality of group members’ effort for a variety of valued outcomes. Social identity models have challenged this interpretation, suggesting that the instrumentality of effort may be irrelevant when group identification is high. A laboratory study is reported in which both indispensability and group identification are manipulated, and participants’ effort on a physical persistence task is assessed. Contrary to the social identity predictions but consistent with I × V predictions, the indispensability of effort had a positive effect on participants’ effort. Group identification had no direct or moderating effects on effort.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jesp.2008.03.011
Uncontrolled keywords: Group performance; Task motivation; Indispensability; Group identification
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 16:50 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41670 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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