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Work

  • Edward L. Deci
  • Richard M. Ryan
Chapter
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)

Abstract

Most adults organize their lives around work. It structures their days and restricts their mobility, determines their living standands and affects their friendship patterns. Work goes beyond just influencing their behavior, however; it plays a major role in their sense of self. Work stresses people and provides them satisfaction. It affects their self-esteem and impacts their health. To a large extent, people define themselves in terms of their work.

Keywords

Intrinsic Motivation Work Life Personal Autonomy Reward Structure Control Orientation 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward L. Deci
    • 1
  • Richard M. Ryan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RochesterRochesterUSA

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