A Test of a Personality-Based View of Intrinsic Motivation

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Abstract

The majority of research on intrinsic motivation has examined the impact of environmental factors that aroused people's needs for competence and self-determination and their influence on behavior. Relatively less attention, however, has been paid to the identification of psychological individual differences in intrinsic motivation. The present study tested a model in which a personality-based view of intrinsic motivation is prominent. Specifically, we investigated whether two of the Big-5 personality dimensions, conscientiousness and openness to experience, would affect intrinsic motivation. The results indicated that those two personality traits could be significant predictors of intrinsic motivation with the effects of taskrelated motivators (e.g., ability utilization, achievement, task variety, etc.) controlled for. The meaning of the findings and directions for future research are discussed.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Administrative Science

    Japanese Journal of Administrative Science 22(2), 117-130, 2009

    The Japanese Association of Administrative Science

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007468563
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10281730
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0914-5206
  • NDL Article ID
    10493092
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZD25(経済--企業・経営--経営管理)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z4-920
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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