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Work motivation : history, theory, research, and practice

Author: Gary P Latham
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'Work Motivation' draws on the author's experiences as a staff psychologist in, and a consultant to, organizations. It is written with a 'mentor voice' that is highly personal and rich in examples, including enduring influences of mentors on researchers in the field.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary P Latham
ISBN: 9781412990936 1412990939
OCLC Number: 754518609
Notes: Revised edition of: Work motivation : history, theory, research, and practice. c2007.
Description: xxix, 424 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I : The 20th century: understanding the past. 1900-1925 : Biology, behavior, and money --
1925-1950 : Dust Bowl empiricism --
1950-1975 : The emergence of theory --
1975-2000 : The employee is immersed in thought --
20th-century controversies --
--
Part II : The 21st century: examining the present: 2000-2010. Needs : The starting point of motivation --
Personality traits : Distal predictors of motivation --
Values : Trans-situational goals --
Cognition : Goals, feedback, and self-regulation --
Social cognitive theory --
Affect / emotion : The employee has feelings, too --
--
Part III : Future directions and potential misdirections. Boundaryless psychology --
--
Part IV : Epilogue. The art of practice.
Responsibility: Gary P. Latham.
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