prosocial motivation facilitates enhanced persistence, performance, and productivity by enabling dedication to a cause
prosocial motivation is most likely to enhance persistence, performance, and productivity when it is accompanied by intrinsic motivation.
Motivation refers to the psychological pro
cesses that direct, energize, and sustain action
or “an inner desire to make an effort”
Intrinsic moti- vation refers to the desire to expend effort based on interest in and enjoyment of the work itself
extrinsic motivation—the desire to expend effort to obtain outcomes external to the work itself, such as rewards or recognition
number of overtime hours that firefighters had worked in the previous week
intrinsic motivation strengthens the positive association between prosocial motivation and persistence, performance, and productivit
In the absence of intrinsic motivation,
they will feel pressured to benefit others, experiencing prosocial motivation as introjected regulation
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