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Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice Second Edition
Latham, Gary P.
Sage Publications / Softcover / 2011-12-01 / 1412990939
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456 pages
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A seminal work in the field of motivation by the leading author on the topic, this classic has been fully revised and updated to include and distill the most current research from top international scholars. Drawing upon his experiences as a staff psychologist and consultant, Gary P. Latham writes in a mentor voice that is highly personal and rich in examples, providing a unique behavioral science framework for motivating employees in organizational settings. The book offers a chronological review of the field, and a taxonomy for the study and practice of motivation, complete with anecdotes about the major thought leaders in the field of motivation and behind-the-scenes research accounts. Highlights of this updated edition include new findings in goal-setting research, including insight into the dark side of goal-setting; more on the self in motivation, including self-regulated learning, self-evaluation methods, and the significance of self-efficacy as a predictor of performance and satisfaction; and more trending in the area of positive psychology and prosocial behavior in organizations.

Contents:

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


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