Title

Work motivation: The incorporation of self-concept-based processes

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1999

Abstract

This paper proposes a metatheory of work motivation incorporating theories of self-concept that have been proposed in the sociological and psychological literatures. Traditional theories of work motivation are reviewed, and the self-concept-based sources of motivation are presented. How the self-concept influences behavior in organizations is explained and used to develop a metatheory of motivational sources. Both research and managerial implications of the model are presented.

Publication Title

Human Relations

Volume

52

Issue

8

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