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The employee’s motivation behavior

These motivators (satisfiers) are associated with long-term positive effects in job performance while the hygiene factors consistently produced only short-term changes in job attitudes and performance, which stays for a shorter time but absence of long term satisfiers, paves way for dissatisfaction and then attrition. The policy structure of GECIS is such that the work […]

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Student motivation

There is a vast amount of literature accessible from diverse fields of economics, sociology and psychology, sharing a common desire to understand ‘student motivation’ and furthermore highlighting the implications for teaching and management of undergraduate students. The literature demonstrates findings from several academic articles/journals on student motivation and incorporating diverse theories of motivation, regarding human […]

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Motivation and Learning

This is true, because rather than the child getting feedback from the teacher if he/she is wrong they can judge themselves and make critical decisions. Social constructivist Vygotsky also explains this through his idea of ‘Zone of Proximal Development’, where he sees children as constructing their own ideas in a social environment. Vygotsky sees ICT […]

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Specific motivations

Antigone is a character whose actions are based on three specific motivations. In the play “Antigone”, written by Sophocles, Antigone goes against the law, and buries her brother Polyneices. The reason why she does this is because Polyneices is killed when he betrays his own country, Thebes, and he fights against his very own brother, […]

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Positive attitudes

Motivation is also linked to having positive attitudes. Advertisers aim to formulate attitudes within ourselves, perhaps through the use of conditioning at higher-order level, and/or operant conditioning.. Staats and Staats (1958) demonstrated how attitudes are learned through conditioning; however behaviour is not always related to attitudes (LaPiere, 1934). Our ‘liking’ of an object or thing […]

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Factor Theory of Motivation

Wolfram is possible one of the most valued member of staff and if he left we could possibly see a decline in the quality of food produced leading to a decline in customers. If Wolfram was given the responsibility of training new chefs for the two new caf’s then his motivational level may improve, bringing […]

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The Self-help Craze: Motivational Speakers And Solutions They Sell

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me,” says Guy Smiley as he looks at himself in the mirror. This is how each Guy Smiley skit opened on Saturday Night Live, with actor Mike Myers playing Smiley. The character is a comic interpretation of a motivational guru, who tried to […]

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Different types of motivation

This suggests that different people are motivated by different factors, when we are presented with choices, our decisions will be influenced by our level of performance. Atkinson recognised that most of us want to be challenge and are motivated by the need to achieve, nAch. This type of personality will take the difficult option as […]

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The Difference between Hygiene Factors and Motivators

Difference between hygiene factors and motivators Hygiene factors and motivators are also known as the two-factor theory or dual-factor theory which was introduced by Frederick Herzberg in the 1960s. The following paragraph will show the difference between these two factors. Firstly, hygiene factors are the satisfying need that enables the person to stay within that […]

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

“According to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, our actions are motivated in order achieve certain needs. Maslow first introduced his concept of a hierarchy of needs in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” and his subsequent book Motivation and Personality. This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on […]

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