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Organizational Behavior, 11th edition by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr, Mary Uhl-Bien, James G. Hunt, Richard N. Osborn

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Chapter 5. Motivation Theories

chapter at a glance

Even with great talents many people fail to achieve great things. A good part of the reason lies with unwillingness to work hard enough to achieve high performance. Here's what to look for in Chapter 5. Don't forget to check your learning with the Summary Questions & Answers and Self-Test in the end-of-chapter Study Guide.

WHAT IS MOTIVATION?

Motivation Defined

Types of Motivation Theories

Motivation across Cultures

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE NEEDS THEORIES OF MOTIVATION?

Hierarchy of Needs Theory

ERG Theory

Acquired Needs Theory

Two-Factor Theory

WHAT IS THE EQUITY THEORY OF MOTIVATION?

Equity and Social Comparisons

Equity Theory Predictions

Equity Theory and Organizational Justice

WHAT ARE THE INSIGHTS OF THE EXPECTANCY THEORY OF MOTIVATION?

Expectancy Terms and Concepts

Expectancy Theory Predictions

Expectancy Implications and Research

WHAT IS THE GOAL-SETTING THEORY OF MOTIVATION?

Motivational Properties of Goals

Goal-Setting Guidelines

Goal Setting and the Management Process

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