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Motivation gains in performance groups: Paradigmatic and theoretical developments on the Köhler effect.

Hertel, Guido, Kerr, Norbert L., Messé, Lawrence A. (2000) Motivation gains in performance groups: Paradigmatic and theoretical developments on the Köhler effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79 (4). pp. 580-601. ISSN 0022-3514. E-ISSN 1939-1315. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.79.4.580) (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:42455)

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Abstract

In contrast to many demonstrations of social loafing, relatively few studies have documented group motivation gains. One such exception was 0. Köhler's (1926, 1927) finding that team members working together did better at a taxing persistence task than would be expected from their individual performances, particularly when there was a moderate discrepancy in coworkers' capabilities. In Experiment 1, we developed a paradigm within which Köhler's overall motivation gain effect could be replicated, although the discrepancy in coworkers' capabilities did not moderate these motivation gains (after statistical artifacts were taken into account). Experiment 2 indicated that this motivation gain occurred under conjunctive but not under additive task demands, suggesting that the instrumentality of one's contribution to valued outcomes is a more likely explanation of the Köhler effect than social comparison processes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/0022-3514.79.4.580
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 13:33 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42455 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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