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Work motivation : history, theory, research, and practice

Author: Gary P Latham
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2007.
Series: Foundations for organizational science.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Latham, Gary P.
Work motivation.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2007
(DLC) 2006006357
(OCoLC)64427436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary P Latham
ISBN: 9781441654083 1441654089 9781452209593 1452209596
OCLC Number: 639015669
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 337 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction to the series / David Whetten --
Editor's comments / Benjamin Schneider --
Preface and acknowledgments: Person environment fit --
Introduction: Critical incidents in the life of a practitioner/scientist --
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 --
The 21st century : examining the present : 2000-2005 --
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 --
Future directions and potential misdirections. Boundaryless psychology --
Epilogue. The art of practice.
Series Title: Foundations for organizational science.
Responsibility: Gary P. Latham.

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"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.
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