"Motivation for Migration and Economic Success"
, in Journal of Economic Psychology, Seite(n) 269-284, 2-1994, ISSN: 1872-7719
Motivation for Migration and Economic Success
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Motives for migration should play a major role in the development of achievement motivation of migrants, which, in turn, should influence economic success. For a sample of guest-workers in Austria it is shown that the simple distinction of economic and non-economic, i.e. family or political motives, does not yield convincing results for the explanation of wages. Economic motivation has to be further differentiated into search for success and fear of failure types. Immigrants with optimistic economic motivation are able to command wages more than 10% higher than individuals migrating for political reasons.