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Motivation and Cultural Norms

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Please help me to understand two ways in which cultural norms may influence motivation. Then, explain which motivational theories are more universal and which are more culturally relative.

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Social aspects can have a major influence in motivation. Peer pressure can be a great influence, as well as cultural values and norms. For example, if one child grows up in a poor family, and a poor neighborhood, chances are that child will not have much motivation to succeed. Whereas, a child in a rich, well-educated family would be more motivated to get good ...

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Explanations as to how cultural norms can influence motivation.