Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd Revised edition)

Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd Revised edition)

By: Gary P. Latham (author)Paperback

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Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice provides unique behavioural science frameworks for motivating employees in organizational settings. Drawing upon his experiences as a staff psychologist and consultant to organizations, author Gary Latham has written this book in a "mentor voice" that is highly personal and rich in examples, including enduring influences of mentors on researchers in the field. Key Features - includes anecdotes about and from the major thought leaders in the field of motivation: Personal insights from and about leading personalities in the field of motivation such as Bandura, Frese, Hough, Judge, Kanfer, Lawler, Locke, Pinder, Rousseau, and Vroom make the material come alive. Behind-the-scenes accounts of research and the researchers who conducted studies in North America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe are addressed. - offers a chronological review of the research on and theories of motivation in the workplace: Written in a meaningful and memorable style, a comprehensive treatment of work motivation is given from the end of the 19th century to the present. - provides a taxonomy for the study and practice of motivation: The book explains how and why to take into account a person's needs, values, work setting, goals, moods, and emotions. Controversies of theoretical and practical significance such as the importance of money, the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance, and the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are captured and resolved.

About Author

Gary Latham is the Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness in the Rotman School School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a Past President of the Canadian Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Canadian Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the only person to receive both the awards for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession and as a Science from the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is also the recipient of the Scholarly Practitioner and the Heneman Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management Human Resource Division. He is the co-author of A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance with Edwin A. Locke; and Increasing Productivity through Performance Appraisal, and Developing and Training Human Resources, both with K. N. Wexley.


Preface and Acknowledgments: Person-Environment Fit Introduction: Thirteen Critical Incidents in the Life of a Scientist-Practitioner PART I: THE 20TH CENTURY: UNDERSTANDING THE PAST Chapter 1: 1900-1925: Biology, Behavior, and Money Chapter 2: 1925-1950: Dust Bowl Empiricism Chapter 3: 1950-1975: The Emergence of Theory Chapter 4: 1975-2000: The Employee Is Immersed in Thought Chapter 5: 20th-Century Controversies PART II: THE 21ST CENTURY: EXAMINING THE PRESENT: 2000-2010 Chapter 6: Needs: The Starting Point of Motivation Chapter 7: Personality Traits: Distal Predictors of Motivation Chapter 8: Values: Trans-Situational Goals Chapter 9: Cognition: Goals, Feedback, and Self-Regulation Chapter 10: Social Cognitive Theory Chapter 11: Affect/Emotion: The Employee Has Feelings Too PART III: FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND POTENTIAL MISDIRECTIONS Chapter 12: Boundaryless Psychology PART IV: EPILOGUE Chapter 13: The Art of Practice

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412990936
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781412990936
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 1412990939
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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