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Motivation: Concepts and Practice
A research paper on on motivation concepts and their practical application.
# 128828 | 3,502 words | 17 sources | APA | 2009 | BG
Published on Aug 13, 2010 in Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This research paper provides an overview of the problem of motivation within the context of the organizational behavior, concentrating on literature about motivation concepts and their application in practice. The paper also analyzes the basic principles of every motivating theory in the framework of organizational behavior. The paper asserts that the motivation of people within an organization is among the most important prerequisites for its success, and that organizations that are unable to reach and motivate their employees are predestined to fail. The paper explores the example case of DVI Group, a Bulgarian company. While the paper admits that there is no universally applicable theory of human motivation, it concludes with the hope that the 21st century will offer an entirely new paradigm for understanding the behavior of the employee and his or her motivation for work in the organization. An example of This paper contains an illustrative figure.

Literature Review and Application of Literature In Practice
Intrinsic Motivation
Extrinsic Motivation
Content Theories of Motivation
Process Theories of Motivation
Application of Literature In Practice. The Case of Dzi Insurance

From the Paper:

"Two main theories prevailed in the literature from the 1940s - 1960s. The theory of B. F. Skinner (1953) is based on operant conditioning. He focuses on reinforcing stimulus with different schedules (fixed ratio schedule, fixed interval schedule, variable schedules), and the opposite: aversive stimuli (punishment, negative reinforcement). Another technique Skinner uses is behavior modification (b-mod) - replacement of the undesirable behavior of the individual with a reinforced desirable behavior (Ferster & Skinner, 1957)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, J. S. (1963). Toward an understanding of inequity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
  • Alderfer, C. P. (1972). Existance, Relatedness, and Growth: Human Needs in Organizational Settings. New York: Free Press
  • Barker, L. M. (1994). Learning and behavior: a psychobiological perspective. Macmillan,New York
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Larson, R. (1984). Being adolescent: Conflict and growth in the teenage years. Basic Books.
  • Ryan, R. M. & Deci, E.L. (2000) Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions Contemporary Educational Psychology 25, 54-67

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