- Oxford Library of Psychology
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- The History of Self-Determination Theory in Psychology and Management
- The Importance of Universal Psychological Needs for Understanding Motivation in the Workplace
- Employee Commitment, Motivation, and Engagement: Exploring the Links
- Effective and Sustained Proactivity in the Workplace: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
- A Behavioral Economics Perspective on the Overjustification Effect: Crowding-In and Crowding-Out of Intrinsic Motivation
- Passion for Work: Determinants and Outcomes
- The Foundation of Autonomous Motivation in the Workplace: An Attachment Perspective
- Contingent Self-Esteem: A Review and Applications to Organizational Research
- Person-Environment Fit and Self-Determination Theory
- The Motivational Power of Job Design
- Compensation and Work Motivation: Self-Determination Theory and the Paradigm of Motivation through Incentives
- Self-Determination Theory and Workplace Training and Development
- Self-Determination and Job Stress
- Self-Determination as a Nutriment for Thriving: Building an Integrative Model of Human Growth at Work
- Emotional Labor through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory
- Understanding Why Employees Behave Safely from a Self-Determination Theory Perspective
- Understanding Workplace Violence: The Contribution of Self-Determination Theory
- Encouraging Environmental Actions in Employees and in the Working Environment: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
- Translating Research Results in Economic Terms: An Application of Economic Utility Analysis Using SDT-Based Interventions
- Teacher Motivation
- At the Interface of Work and Health: A Consideration of the Health Gradient using Self-Determination Theory
- What is a Functional Relationship to Money and Possessions?
- Development, Changes and Consolidation of Values and Goals in Business and Law Schools: The Dual Valuing Process Model
- A Self-Determination Theory Approach to Goals
- Self-Determination Theory in the Work Domain: This is Just the Beginning
Abstract and Keywords
As technology and the globalization of the economy change the way we work nowadays, the design of our jobs remains an important source of motivation. Much of what constitutes the body of job design research assumes that motivation is a major explanatory mechanism in the effect that job design has on the worker. However, motivation is rarely assessed in job design research, and we consequently argue that assessing autonomous and controlled motivation, and assessing the satisfaction of psychological needs, would be useful to advance job design research. In this chapter, we propose that autonomous motivation is more likely to be promoted if the design of the job satisfies basic needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. The chapter also discusses two recent phenomena of interest: proactive work behavior and job crafting.
Marylène Gagné is professor of industrial and organizational psychology at the University of Western Australia and was previously the Royal Bank of Canada Distinguished Professor in Work Motivation at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. She researches organizational and personal factors that affect worker motivation, and how this motivation affects worker performance and well-being.
Alexandra Panaccio, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
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