Prosocial Motivation

Maria T. Cardador, Gentz Franz

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Management
EditorsCary L Cooper
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9781118785317
ISBN (Print)9781119972518
StatePublished - Jan 21 2015


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