Satisfying One's Needs for Competence and Relatedness: Consequent Domain-Specific Well-Being Depends on Strength of Implicit Motives

Autor(en): Hofer, Jan
Busch, Holger
Stichwörter: ACHIEVEMENT; AFFILIATION; AUTONOMY; competence; culture; DETERMINATION THEORY PERSPECTIVE; FULFILLMENT; implicit motives; job satisfaction; POWER MOTIVATION; Psychology; Psychology, Social; relatedness; relationship satisfaction; SATISFACTION; SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY; STUDENTS; WORK
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Herausgeber: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Journal: PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN
Volumen: 37
Ausgabe: 9
Startseite: 1147
Seitenende: 1158
Zusammenfassung: 
Considering the effect of implicit motives, the current study examined the link between well-being in important life domains, that is, job and relationship, and the satisfaction of needs as proposed by self-determination theory. Data on domain-specific well-being, satisfaction of needs for competence and relatedness, and the implicit achievement and affiliation motives were assessed from 259 German and Cameroonian participants. The achievement motive moderated the relation between competence and job satisfaction. Furthermore, the affiliation motive moderated the association between relatedness and relationship satisfaction. Satisfaction of the needs for competence and relatedness is linked to higher levels of job and relationship satisfaction, respectively, among individuals with strong implicit motives. Effects were found regardless of participants' culture of origin. Findings indicate that implicit motives can be understood as weighting dispositions that affect how far experiences of competence and relatedness are linked with satisfaction in relevant life domains.
ISSN: 01461672
DOI: 10.1177/0146167211408329

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