Management and Organizational Studies 2181A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Work Motivation, Goal Setting, Copyright Collective

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The extent to which persistent effort is directed toward a goal. Intrinsic motivation: motivation that stems from the direct relationship between the worker and usually the task it is usually self-applied (feelings of achievement, accomplishment, challenge, competence) Extrinsic motivation: motivation that stems from the work environment external to the task it is usually applied by others (pay fringe benefits, company policies) Self-determination theory: a theory of motivation that (cid:272)o(cid:374)siders (cid:449)hether people"s (cid:373)oti(cid:448)atio(cid:374) is auto(cid:374)o(cid:373)ous or controlled. Autonomous motivation: when people are self-motivated by intrinsic factors. Controlled motivation: when people are motivated to obtain a desired consequence or reward. Performance: the extent to which an organizational member contributes to achieving the objectives of the organization. General cognitive ability: a perso(cid:374)"s (cid:271)asi(cid:272) i(cid:374)for(cid:373)atio(cid:374)-processing capacities and cognitive resources. Emotional intelligence: the abilit(cid:455) to u(cid:374)dersta(cid:374)d a(cid:374)d (cid:373)a(cid:374)age o(cid:374)e"s o(cid:449)(cid:374) a(cid:374)d other"s feeli(cid:374)gs a(cid:374)d e(cid:373)otio(cid:374)s.

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