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Work motivation

Past, present and future

Ruth Kanfer, Gilad Chen og Robert D. Pritchard

Routledge 2008. 384 s.
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This edited volume in SIOP's Organizational Frontiers Series presents the current thinking and research on the important area of motivation.Work Motivation is a central issue in Industrial organizational psychology, human resource management and organizational behavior. In this volume the editors and authors show that motivation must be seen as a multi-level phenomenon where individual, group, organizational and cultural variables must be considered to truly understand it. The book adopts an overall framework that encompasses "internal" - from the person - forces and "external" - from the immediate and more distant environment - forces. It is destined to challenge scholars of organizations to give renewed emphasis and attention to advancing our understanding of motivation in work situations.

Table of Contents

R.D. Pritchard, Series Foreword. L. Porter, Foreword. Part 1. Scientific Foundations. R. Kanfer, R.D. Pritchard, G. Chen, The Three C’s of Work Motivation: Content, Context, and Change. R.E. Ployhart, The Measurement and Analysis of Motivation. R. Dalal, C.L. Hulin, Motivation for What: The Criterion Question. Part 2. Motivational Processes. H.J. Klein, J.T. Austin, J.T. Cooper, Goal Choice and Decision Processes. J.M. Diefendorff, R.G. Lord, Goal Striving and Self-regulation Processes. T.R. Mitchell, W.S. Harman, T.W. Lee, D.-Y. Lee, Self-regulation and Multiple Deadline Goals. Part 3. Proximal Environmental Influences. S.K. Parker, S. Ohly, Designing Motivating Jobs: An Expanded Framework for Linking Work Characteristics and Motivation. G. Chen, C. Gogus, Motivation in and of Work Teams: A Multi-level Perspective. S.J. Zaccaro, K. Hildebrand, J. Nelson, Leadership Processes and Work Motivation. W.R. Boswell, A.J.S. Colvin, T.C. Darnold, Organizational Systems and Employee Motivation. Part 4. Temporal and Distal Contextual Influences. D.C. Feldman, T.W.H. Ng, Motivation to Engage in Training and Career Development. C.R. Wanberg, J. Kammeyer-Mueller, Successful Navigation of Career Transitions: Implications for and from Work Motivation Theory. E.E. Kossek, K. Misra, Non-work Influences on Work Motivation. M. Erez, Socio-cultural Influences on Work Motivation. Part 5. Future Prospects. Essays from Allied Disciplines. S.M. Fiore, Making Time for Memory and Remembering Time in Motivation Theory. V.B. Hinsz, The Social Context of Work Motivation: A Social-Psychological Perspective. E. Salas, K.A. Wilson, R. Lyons, Motivation and Expertise at Work: A Human Factors Perspective. J.E. Maddux, Motivation in Health Psychology: A Social-Cognitive Perspective. G.L. Renz, R.D. Arvey, Law and Motivation. B.E. Kaufman, Work Motivation: Insights from Economics. R. Kanfer, G. Chen, R.D. Pritchard, Work Motivation: Forging New Perspectives and Directions in the Post-Millennium.

About the Author(s)

Ruth Kanfer received her Ph.D. in 1981 from Arizona State University. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Illinois (1981-1983) and served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota (1984-1997). Since 1997, she has served as a Professor of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in motivation and self-regulation in the context of complex skill training, job performance, team performance, employee development, and job search and reemployment. She is author of over 60 articles and chapters on these topics, and is co-editor of Emotions in the Workplace (2002) and Learning, Motivation, and Methodology (1989). She has received several research awards for her work on motivation, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award (2007) and the William R. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (2006) from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology ), the Organizational Psychology Division Outstanding Publication of the Year from the Academy of Management (1989), and the Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution in Applied Research (1989) from the American Psychological Association. She served on the Academy of Management Board of Governors (2004-2007), and served or has served on nine journal editorial boards, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Applied Psychology: An International Review, and Journal of Management.. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Institutes of Health, the Spencer Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Georgia Department of Labor, and private organizations. She is a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.