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Chapter 8: Theories of Employee Motivation - Theories of motivation explain why people work hard - also explain other types of work behavior that do not involve job performance - Motivation:  an internal state that induces a person to engage in particular behaviors  o Direction:  the choice of specific behaviors from a large number of possible behaviors o Intensity:  the amount of effort a person expends at doing a task o Persistence:  the continuing engagement in a behavior over time o motivation is concerned with the desire to acquire or achieve some goal Work Motivation Theories - Presuming that people have the necessary ability and that constraints on performance are relatively low,  high levels of motivation should lead to good job performance Need theories - needs can differ both within the same person over time and across different people - declining interest in need theories   needs has failed to find strong relations with job performance  -
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