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Grant, 2008, Experiment 2: Sharing lifeguards' life-saving stories increased work hours volunteered and positive ratings from supervisors among lifeguards over one month

Reference:

Grant, A. M. (2008). The significance of task significance: Job performance effects, relational mechanisms, and boundary conditions. Journal of applied psychology, 93(1), 108.
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Summary:

Lifeguards provided stories about lifeguards saving swimmers volunteered to work more hours and were rated by supervisors as more helpful of guests over the following month. This effect was observed above and beyond stories that emphasized the personal benefits of the job (e.g., skills and knowledge acquired).

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

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Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Psychological Question Addressed

Will this behavior help other people?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018