Effort Justification

Effort justification is an idea and paradigm in social psychology stemming from Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance. Effort justification is people's tendency to attribute a greater value (greater than the objective value) to an outcome they had to put effort into acquiring or achieving.

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Effort Justification - Competing Views
... In the context of hazing and group initiation rituals, there is support for the reward explanation since group identity among initiates increases as feelings of being rewarded increase ... Another alternative explanation is that hazing or initiation rituals increase physiological responses, which then cause an increase in affiliation among initiates ...

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