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Unformatted text preview: 03:52 Empowerment: To enable • Implies creating conditions for heightening motivation through the development of an individual’s sense of personal power and meaning related to tasks • Psychological state where four cognitions of the individual act in concert to foster a proactive, positive, and self-confident orientation towards one’s work Empowerment is commonly associated with a set of managerial techniques or the act of sharing power with others It is important to view notions of power and control as motivational and/or expectancy belief-states that are internal to individuals Power: Intrinsic need for self-determination or belief in personal self-efficacy • Power has its base within an actor’s motivational disposition Each factor makes a contribution • Meaning provides motivational energy • Competence or self-efficacy reflect an individual’s belief that they possess the...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course PYSC 361 taught by Professor Andrewschmidt during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.
- Spring '09