1st Edition

Motivation and Culture

ISBN 9780415915106
Published June 25, 1997 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Although a growing number of researchers emphasize the social and psychocultural aspects of motivation and motivation theory, few books have provided much coverage beyond well-tread studies of physiological and biological factors and theories.

Motivation and Culture brings together eighteen writers with a variety of academic backgrounds and cultural experiences to explore the way that culture impinges on motivation. Exploring topics such as personal values and motives, intercultural exchange in the workplace, the intrapsychic process and the nexus between biology and culture, they formulate theories of motivation that can be applied in the modern multicultural world.

Contributors include: Dona Lee Davis, Russell Geen, Joan Miller, John Paul Scott, William Wedenoja, Elisa J. Sobo and Stephen Wilson.

Table of Contents

Theory and Concepts:
1. Donald Munro--Levels and Processes in Motivation and Culture
2. Yoshihisa Kashima--Culture, Narrative, and Human Motivation Social and Interpersonal Processes:
3. Russell Geen and John D.C. Shea--Social Motivation and Culture
4. Robin Goodwin -- Cross-Cultural Personal Relationships; Personal Values and Motives;
5. Shalom H. Schwartz--Values and Culture;
6. Stephen R. Wilson--Self- Actualization and Culture;
7. James Valentine--Conformity, Calculation, and Culture; Intercultural Exchange in the Workplace:
8. Henry S.R. Kao and Ng Sek-Hong--Work Motivation and Culture
9. Stuart C. Carr and Malcolm MacLachlan --Motivational Gravity; Intrapsychic Processes:
10. William Wedenoja and Elisa J. Sobo --Unconscious Motivation and Culture
11. Joan G. Miller --Cultural Conceptions of Duty: Implications for Motivation and Morality
12. John F. Schumaker --Religious Motivation Across Cultures; The Biology and Culture Nexus:
13. Dona Lee Davis --Sexual Motivation Across Cultures
14. John Paul Scott --Aggression, Violence, and Culture.

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Donald Munro, Stuart C. Carr and John F. Schumaker are Senior Lecturer, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, respectively, all in Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia.