Incivility and work motivation

Published: 20 December 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xr2w9g23s8.1
Tomas Jungert


The sample consists of 481 employees working in the health sector in Sweden. The majority of the participants were nurses, midwives, speech therapists, or nursing auxiliaries, but the sample also included unit managers, priests, social workers and psychologists. The data were collected through strategic sampling from hospitals and health centers as part of an undergraduate psychology course. Participants were made aware that their participation was voluntary and that all responses would be anonymous; they all provided informed consent prior to participating. The data consists of measures och age, gender, work experience, occupation and scales measuring workplace incivility (how frequently participants experienced rude and condescending behavior from coworkers during the previous month; from 1 = never to 5 = most of the time); Work motivation (extrinsic motivation, introjected regulation, identified regulation, intrinsic motivaion; from 1 = not at all true to 7 = very true); Psychological need satisfaction of autonomy, competence, and relatedness, 12-items (1 = strongly disagree to 7 = strongly agree).



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