Work motivation: The incorporation of self-concept-based processes
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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.
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Leonard, Nancy H., Laura L. Beauvais, and Richard W. Scholl. "Work motivation: The incorporation of self-concept-based processes." Human Relations 52, 8 (1999): 969-998. doi: 10.1177/001872679905200801.