Examining the unique effects of multiple motivational sources on task performance
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Soc. Psychol.
SELF-SET GOALS; INTRINSIC MOTIVATION; ASSIGNED GOAL; PSYCHOLOGICAL; ANTECEDENTS; ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION; MEDIATING ROLE; EFFICACY; REWARDS; JOB; INTERDEPENDENCE; Psychology, Social
This paper examines whether multiple motivational sources uniquely influence task performance. Using the established framework in the goal-setting literature that suggests a pattern of mediated relationships, we test the relationship between assigned goals, incentives, and intrinsic motivation and task performance. The results show that assigned goals, incentives, and intrinsic motivation each positively influence task performance. However, the magnitude of the relationship varies considerably. The relationship for assigned goals was fully mediated by self-efficacy and self-set goals, whereas only a direct relationship emerged for incentives. The data reveal both direct and indirect relationships associated with intrinsic motivation.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
"Examining the unique effects of multiple motivational sources on task performance" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3652.