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Vänner på jobbet: betydelsen av sociala relationer på arbetsplatsen för inre motivation hos lärare

Wendel, Anna LU and Lindholm, Frida LU (2012) PSYK01 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This present study aims to explore the connection between social relationships with colleagues and intrinsic motivation at work. The sample consisted of 111 male and female teachers working with 4-9th graders in schools located in the south of Sweden. Data was collected using a web-based questionnaire. Results showed a strong positive correlation between the variable social relationships and the variable intrinsic motivation. The teacher’s positive experiences of their social relationships at work, was related to the amount of intrinsic motivation they reported. The better the participant perceived their social relationships to be, the more intrinsically motivated they felt at work. A multiple regression was conducted to examine the... (More)
This present study aims to explore the connection between social relationships with colleagues and intrinsic motivation at work. The sample consisted of 111 male and female teachers working with 4-9th graders in schools located in the south of Sweden. Data was collected using a web-based questionnaire. Results showed a strong positive correlation between the variable social relationships and the variable intrinsic motivation. The teacher’s positive experiences of their social relationships at work, was related to the amount of intrinsic motivation they reported. The better the participant perceived their social relationships to be, the more intrinsically motivated they felt at work. A multiple regression was conducted to examine the strength of the effect social relationships had on intrinsic motivation. Results showed that 31 % of the variation in intrinsic motivation can be explained by social relationships. The conclusion based on the results was that teachers who experience friendships at work also had higher levels of intrinsic motivation than teachers who don’t experience friendships at work. Also that the better they perceive these friendships to be, the higher levels of intrinsic motivation they experience. (Less)
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Wendel, Anna LU and Lindholm, Frida LU
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organization
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PSYK01 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Social relationships, Intrinsic motivation, teachers, work
language
Swedish
id
2799020
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2012-06-20 11:24:12
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2012-06-20 11:24:12
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  abstract     = {This present study aims to explore the connection between social relationships with colleagues and intrinsic motivation at work. The sample consisted of 111 male and female teachers working with 4-9th graders in schools located in the south of Sweden. Data was collected using a web-based questionnaire. Results showed a strong positive correlation between the variable social relationships and the variable intrinsic motivation. The teacher’s positive experiences of their social relationships at work, was related to the amount of intrinsic motivation they reported. The better the participant perceived their social relationships to be, the more intrinsically motivated they felt at work. A multiple regression was conducted to examine the strength of the effect social relationships had on intrinsic motivation. Results showed that 31 % of the variation in intrinsic motivation can be explained by social relationships. The conclusion based on the results was that teachers who experience friendships at work also had higher levels of intrinsic motivation than teachers who don’t experience friendships at work. Also that the better they perceive these friendships to be, the higher levels of intrinsic motivation they experience.},
  author       = {Wendel, Anna and Lindholm, Frida},
  keyword      = {Social relationships,Intrinsic motivation,teachers,work},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vänner på jobbet: betydelsen av sociala relationer på arbetsplatsen för inre motivation hos lärare},
  year         = {2012},
}