Several studies highlighted that individuals perceive work as an opportunity for flow or optimal experience, but not as desirable and pleasant. This finding was de-fined as the work paradox. The present study addressed this issue among teachers from the perspective of self-determination theory, investigating work-related intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, as well as autonomous and controlled behavior regulation. In Study 1, 14 teachers were longitudinally monitored with Experience SamplingMethod for one work week. In Study 2, 184 teachers were administered Flow Questionnaire andWork Preference Inventory, respectively investigating opportunities for optimal experience, and motivational orientations at work. Results showed that work-related optimal experiences were associated with both autonomous regulation and with controlled regulation. Moreover, teachers reported both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation at work, with a prevailing intrinsic orientation. Findings provide novel insights on the work paradox, and suggestions for teachers' well-being promotion.
Optimal experience among teachers : new insights into the work paradox / M. Bassi, A. Delle Fave. - In: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0022-3980. - 146:5(2012), pp. 533-557.
|Titolo:||Optimal experience among teachers : new insights into the work paradox|
BASSI, MARTA (Corresponding)
DELLE FAVE, ANTONELLA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||motivational orientations; optimal experience; self-determination theory; teachers; work paradox|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2012.656156|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|