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Synonyms for motivation

Synonyms for motivation

something that encourages

a basis for an action or a decision

Synonyms for motivation

the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal

the condition of being motivated

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the act of motivating

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Maslow's motivational theory is based on the idea that behaviour is controlled through a limited number of developing fundamental needs which operate in fixed sequence, i.
Theoretical Foundation: Constructivist Learning Theory and Motivational Theory
Such a program should provide its students with broad preparation in the cross-disciplinary cornerstones of motivational theory and in the details of practice.
There are seven main types of strategies for keeping staff motivated and happy on the job, and every supervisor should understand basic motivational theory and how to select the motivational techniques that are best suited for their unique staff.
We detail an exercise, grounded in active and experiential learning theory, that requires students to identify, perform, and explain a memorable situation when a motivational theory is revealed in their daily lives.
Call them whatever you like, but it holds true that an organization's greatest strength is their employees; and, as everyone who has studied even a little motivational theory quickly learns, their knowledge, experience and dedication must be fostered.
The WebMAC Analysis Checklist is based on the expectancy-value motivational theory and the authors provide ample evidence that their approach has been tested widely by educators.
Katz's (1964) categorization of the type of behavior necessary for organization effectiveness runs the gamut from immediate and discrete to broad and long term, but motivational theory is largely geared toward explaining only the former behaviors.
Also, Farnham's version of the motivational theory of decision making is too limited - Irving Janis and Leon Mann's hypervigilant model of decision making under stress is the basis for her prediction of defensive avoidance and passivity associated with motivational theory.
Although equity theory was initially described as a motivational theory, with inequity leading to behavior intended to correct the experienced inequity, some research in the 1990s did not examine the inequity-behavior link.