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Title: Is self-determined functioning a universal prerequisite for motive-goal congruence? Examining the domain of achievement in three cultures
Authors: Hofer, J
Busch, H
Bond, MH
Kartner, J
Kiessling, F
Law, R
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Source: Journal of personality, 2010, v. 78, no. 2, p. 747-780 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Personality 
Abstract: Research has shown that capacity for accessing implicit motives promotes congruence between the implicit and the explicit motivational system: Individuals able to test a conscious goal for its fit with their implicit motivation commit themselves more fully to self-congruent goals. However, it has not yet been shown whether this is a universal phenomenon or limited to Euro-American cultures in which individual needs are less strictly constrained by the social environment than in other cultural contexts. Thus, the present study examined whether self-determination interacts with the implicit achievement motive to predict how much importance individuals from Cameroon, Germany, and Hong Kong ascribe to achievement goals. Moreover, the importance ascribed to goals should indirectly predict life satisfaction via success in goal realization. Results showed that the associations described above are valid in all three cultural groups and are discussed in terms of their implications for the universal processes characterizing motivation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22817
ISSN: 0022-3506
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00632.x
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