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Motivation

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The theory of motivation has long been a topic of discussion. For m*****ny years *****al theories have been utilized to improve productivity in schools and in the workplace. The purpose ***** the proposed study is ***** *****vestigate work motivation.

***** Question and Hypothesis

***** research question for the proposed research is as follows:

Are the primary influences associated with ***** motivation feasibility, intentions, goals, the workplace environment ***** the capacity of the employer to ensure that these influences are present in the work environment?

Hypothesis

The ***** Influences associated with work motivation tend to be feasibility, intentions, goals, the ***** environment and the ***** of the employer ***** ensure that *****se influences are ***** in the work environment?

Statement of the Problem

Motivation in the workplace is an issue that impacts both large and small organizations. Employers want hire and reta***** productive workers and employees ***** to be fulfilled on the job. As such, underst*****ing work motivati***** and how it is achieved ***** beneficial to the ***** are cr*****ical components in creating a successful organization.

Preliminary Literature Review

According to Klein (1990) ***** motivation is a subject of the utmost importance to business managers. However, many ***** find it an arduous task to determine the type of ********** employees require. In his ***** Klein proposed the ***** *****ory of work motivation. The feasibility theory asserts there is a correl*****tion between the feasibility of a task *****d the motivation to perform the task. In other words, the ***** ********** posits that ***** motivation is dependent upon the workers access to the tools needed to complete ***** task.

Klein (1999) also points out ***** resources drive performance and the ***** completion of a ***** occurs or does not occur based upon the absence or ***** presence ***** proper resources.

***** the authors' proposition of the feasibility study, feasibility ***** valence are the proposed variables. Feasibility represents ***** amount of resource units that are available and can be utilized. Valence ***** the amount of ***** units that are not ***** but can be made available as a result of task performance. Klein (1990 ***** several motivational and *****havioral theories to explain the feasibility theory. In addition, he discussed the behavioral effect, motivational consequences *****, perceptual determinants associated ***** resource munificence. ***** *****er found a positive correlation between feasibility and motivation when feasibility is scarce and a negative correlation when *****re ***** an abundance ***** feasibility.

In their Work Tubbs ***** Eckeberg (1991) explored the role of intentions in work motivation. According to the authors, intention is ***** primary focus of cognitive ***** ***** are designed to understand human behavior. Additionally, intention tends to have a centr*****l ***** in ********** motivational theory particularly as it relates to the setting of goals. Although intention is usually at the center of motivational theory a great deal of the research concerning work motivation does not distinguish ***** from goals. The authors assert that *****se words are often used synonymously even though they have different definitions.

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