Value Congruence as a Source of Intrinsic Motivation

16 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2010

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Ting Ren

Peking University - HSBC School of Business


Using a multisource dataset consisting of information from organizational survey and public database of nursing homes in a Midwestern state in the United States, the present study empirically investigates the relationships between employee-organization value congruence, organizational delegation of decision-making and monitoring in the workplace. The results show that value congruence between employees and the organization complements delegation of decision-making, substitutes for monitoring, and further improves organizational performance, especially which of the relational dimension. These findings suggest that value congruence can serve as a source of intrinsic motivation for employee effort and mitigate agency problems in the workplace.

Suggested Citation

Ren, Ting, Value Congruence as a Source of Intrinsic Motivation. Kyklos, Vol. 63, Issue 1, pp. 94-109, February 2010, Available at SSRN: or

Ting Ren (Contact Author)

Peking University - HSBC School of Business ( email )

University Town
Nanshan District
Shenzhen, Guang Dong 518055

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