Motivations to Link Industrial and Organizational Psychology Science to the Public: Insights and Implications Based on Expectancy Theory

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Chao Miao
Shanshan Qian
Ronald Humphrey

Abstract

The gap between industrial and organizational psychology science and the public has been noted in the literature. The motivation issue caused by a lack of reward structure for public outreach activities is considered as one of the factors resulting in the barrier between academics and practitioners. Based on expectancy theory, the present study provided a list of practical recommendations regarding how to improve scholars’ motivation to reach out and communicate their works to the public.

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