The Effects of Autonomy on Motivation in Different Cultures – Dr Ritu Tripathi

Jun 30, 2020 | behavioural sciences

This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Are the Motivational Effects of Autonomy-Supportive Conditions Universal? Contrasting Results Among Indians and Americans’ published in the Sage journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin: DOI:10.1177/0146167218764663

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Social psychology is the scientific study of individuals in society. An immense body of work has demonstrated that social cues, such as the facial expressions and body language of others, affect our motivation. One line of research suggests that autonomy-supportive instructions enhance motivation. However, this work has primarily been conducted in Western contexts and relatively little has been established about the universality of such effects across different cultures. Dr Ritu Tripathi at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and her colleagues are working to overcome this knowledge gap, with important theoretical and methodological implications for the business world and beyond.




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