Individual Motivation within Groups

  • ID: 4398627
  • Book
  • 300 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Individual Motivation within Groups: Social Loafing and Motivation Gains in Work, Academic, and Sports Teams addresses the relationship between social loafing and motivation research, including longstanding, key psychological phenomena such as social dilemmas, social facilitation, and ostracism. Each chapter creates connections to related topics such as leadership, performance in learning groups, isolated teams, and more. This book provides a summary of the field's history, synthesizes related research, and, using the Collective Effort Model, looks at the current level of understanding of both motivation losses and gains in groups.

- Explores individual motivation in multiple contexts such as work teams, educational settings, sports teams, and more- Highlights recent research advances, future directions, and linkages with related research areas- Discusses cross-cultural and international implications- Examines factors that detract from and contribute to group motivation/individual motivation within groups
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Part 1: Foundations 1. Social Loafing and Motivation Gains in Groups: An Integrative Review

Part 2: Advances and Applications 2. Social Loafing in Organizational Work Groups: The Mitigating Effect of Servant Leadership 3. Individual Motivation, Team Learning, and Performance in Collaborative Academic Contexts 4. Effort Losses and Effort Gains in Sports Teams 5. Back to the Future: The Kohler Motivation Gain in Exergames 6. Sustaining Individual Motivation in High-Demand Team Environments 7. Temporal Stability of Effort Gains in Teams

Part 3: Linkages 8. Social Loafing in the Management of Social Dilemmas 9. Social Facilitation and Social Loafing: Opposite Sides of the Same Coin 10. Ostracism and Motivation in Groups
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Karau, Steven
Dr. Karau is a professor at Southern Illinois University, teaching courses in organizational behavior and human resources. He conducts research on a range of organizational behavior issues, with a special focus on motivation within groups, team performance, and personality. He has published more than 35 articles in a variety of top psychology and management journals. Additionally, he co-developed the Collective Effort Model of Individual Motivation on Group Tasks, and Role Congruity Theory of Prejudice Toward Female Leaders. His research on social loafing was featured on an episode of ABC News' 20/20
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