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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
This article demonstrates the economic utility of self-determined motivation and translates research results into economic terms, by using the cost-procedures-processes-outcomes-analysis, in order to reduce the scientist-practitioner gap. These economic utility analyses demonstrate how organizations can increase their profits and lessen their expenses by stimulating self-determined work motivation. We show how each dollar invested can generate $3.19 in return. It thus seems that being able to translate research results in economic terms is one way of reducing the scientist-practitioner gap because it uses a language understood by, namely money. Previous research results have shown the positive effect of having self-determined types of motivation but never were they translated into the language of money. Using economic utility analyses to translate research results in terms of money can efficiently help reduce the research-practitioner divide.
Jacques Forest, UQAM School of Management Science
Marie-Hélène Gilbert, Université Laval
Geneviève Beaulieu, Université de Montréal
Philippe LeBrock, Université de Montréal
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.
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