Work motivation : history, theory, research, and practice /
- Publication info:
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2007.
Peter F. Bronfman Business Library
On the Shelf
- Work motivation : history, theory, research, and practice / Gary P. Latham.
- Main Author:
- Latham, Gary P.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007
"Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice provides unique behavioral science frameworks for motivating employees in organizational settings. Drawing upon his experiences as a staff psychologist in and consultant to organizations, author Gary P. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xxxiii, 337 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-320) and index.
076192017X (cloth)0761920188 (pbk.)
Table of Contents
- Introduction : thirteen critical incidents in the life of a scientist/practitioner
- Pt. I. 20th century : understanding the past
- Ch. 1. 1900-1925 : biology, behavior, and money
- Ch. 2. 1925-1950 : Dust Bowl empiricism
- Ch. 3. 1950-1975 : the emergence of theory
- Ch. 4. 1975-2000 : the employee is immersed in thought
- Ch. 5. 20th-century controversies
- Pt. II. 21st century : examining the present 2000-2005
- Ch. 6. Needs : the starting point of motivation
- Ch. 7. Personality traits : distal predictors of motivation
- Ch. 8. Values : trans-situational goals
- Ch. 9. Cognition : goals, feedback, and self-regulation
- Ch. 10. Social cognitive theory
- Ch. 11. Affect/emotion : the employee has feelings too
- Pt. III. Future directions and potential misdirections
- Ch. 12. Boundaryless psychology
- Pt. IV. Epilogue
- Ch. 13. art of practice.