|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Wiley Encyclopedia of Management|
|Editors||Cary L Cooper|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Ltd|
|State||Published - Jan 21 2015|
This entry first summarizes the psychological research on prosocial motivation in general and describes what is known about prosocial motivation within work settings. With respect to the research on prosocial motivation in general, we describe trait and state forms of prosocial motivation and highlight their individual‐ and group‐level correlates. With respect to the research on prosocial motivation in work settings, we describe what is known about the levels of workplace prosocial motivation, highlight the individual, job, leader, and organizational factors that contribute to prosocial motivation in the workplace, and summarize outcomes associated prosocial motivation in work settings.