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Volume V Issue I 2019

Volume V Issue I 2019
THE RELATIONSHIP OF PERFECTIONISM AND JOB MOTIVATION IN INDIAN EMPLOYEES

Year:2019 Volume V Issue I

Print ISSN :2454-6542,Online ISSN:2454-6542

Received on:25th Jan 2019, Received in Revised Form:18th Feb 2019, Accepted On:25th Feb 2019

Article DOI : 10.18231/2455-9342.2018.0003

Anjali Joshi
Professor & Associate Dean, Human Resources, at S. P. Mandali’sPrin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

Smriti Verma
Associate Lead HR, EnvestnetYodlee, Bengaluru

Corresponding Author: anjaleejoshi@gmail.com

Abstract

The present study aimed at investigating the relationship of perfectionism and motivation in Indian employees. The scales of Perfectionism (MPS) and the Work Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Scale (WEIMS) were administered on one-hundred and four (N=104) employees. Results showed that self-oriented perfectionism has significant association with intrinsic motivation. Additionally, identified regulation and integrated regulation also showed significant association with self-oriented perfectionism. It was also found that amotivation and introjected regulation showed significant association with socially prescribed perfectionism. Moreover, other-oriented perfectionism showed significant association with introjected regulation. The results depict that self- oriented perfectionist tend to be intrinsically motivated, less controlled and more self-determined whereas socially prescribed and other-oriented perfectionists tend to be more controlled and non-self-determined.

Keywords

self-determination theory (SDT),self-oriented perfectionism, other-oriented perfectionism, socially-prescribed perfectionism, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation.

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