- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- 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
Thriving may be defined as the joint experience of vitality and learning. It is a marker of individual growth and forward progress. As a result, thriving can serve as a kind of internal gauge that individuals can use to assess how they are doing in terms of their well-being at work. We review findings regarding thriving including key outcomes and antecedent conditions. Given the focus of this volume on self-determination theory, we articulate how thriving may be nurtured from the nutriments of autonomous motivation. All three nutriments of autonomous motivation—a sense of autonomy, competence, and relatedness—facilitate more thriving at work. To this end, by linking autonomous motivation and thriving, we can build a more integrative model of human growth at work.
Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Ph.D., is Area Chair and Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Christine L. Porath, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
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