Chapter 7: Motivation Concepts
Describe the three key elements of motivation.
Compare the early theories of motivation.
Contrast the elements of self-determination theory and goal-setting theory.
Demonstrate the differences between self-efficacy theory, reinforcement theory, equity theory, and expectancy theory.
Identify the implications of employee job engagement for managers.
Describe how the contemporary theories of motivation complement one another.
Reflection and Discussion Forum
Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
Given that individuals tend to judge the favorability of their outcomes relative to what others receive, what can be the result of someone getting rewarded for their performance but yet being disappointed in the reward that they receive?
Respond to the post of at least two peers, using 100 words minimum each.
[Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion].
Problem Set #7
1. Describe and discuss Maslow’s hierarchy of needs including the types of needs and how they become dominant.
The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form. This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.