The Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory

Paperback | September 15, 2015

byMarylene Gagne

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Self-determination theory is a theory of human motivation that increasingly is being used by organizations to make strategic HR decisions and train managers. It argues for a focus on the quality of workers' motivation over quantity. Motivation that is based on meaning and interest is shown tobe superior to motivation that is based on pressure and rewards. Work environments that make workers feel competent, autonomous, and related to others foster the right type of motivation, goals, and work values. The Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory aims to give current and future organizational researchers ideas for future research using self-determination theory as a framework, and to give practitioners ideas on how to adjust their programs and practices usingself-determination theory principles. The book brings together self-determination theory experts and organizational psychology experts to talk about past and future applications of the theory to the field of organizational psychology. The book covers a wide range of topics, including how to bringabout commitment, engagement, and passion in the workplace; how to manage stress, health, emotions, and violence at work; how to encourage safe and sustainable behavior in organizations; how factors like attachment styles, self-esteem, person-environment fit, job design, leadership, compensation,and training affect work motivation; and how work-related values and goals are forged by the work environment and affect work outcomes.

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Self-determination theory is a theory of human motivation that increasingly is being used by organizations to make strategic HR decisions and train managers. It argues for a focus on the quality of workers' motivation over quantity. Motivation that is based on meaning and interest is shown tobe superior to motivation that is based on p...

Marylene Gagne 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 motivati...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10.12 × 7.01 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Marylene Gagne and Edward L. Deci: The History of Self-Determination Theory in Psychology and ManagementPart One: Conceptual Issues2. Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan: The Importance of Universal Psychological Needs for Understanding Motivation in the Workplace3. John P. Meyer: Employee Commitment, Motivation, and Engagement: Exploring the Links4. Karoline Strauss and Sharon K. Parker: Effective and Sustained Proactivity in the Workplace: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective5. Antoinette Weibel, Meike Wiemann, and Margit Osterloh: A Behavioral Economics Perspective on the Overjustification Effect: Crowding-In and Crowding-Out of Intrinsic Motivation6. Robert J. Vallerand, Nathalie Houlfort, and Jacques Forest: Passion for Work: Determinants and OutcomesPart Two: Individual Considerations7. Sigalit Ronen and Mario Mikulincer: The Foundation of Autonomous Motivation in the Workplace: An Attachment Perspective8. D. Lance Ferris: Contingent Self-Esteem: A Review and Applications to Organizational Research9. Gary J. Greguras, James M. Diefendorff, Jacqueline Carpenter, and Christian Trster: Person-Environment Fit and Self-Determination TheoryPart Three: Organizational and Contextual Considerations10. Marylene Gagne and Alexandra Panaccio: The Motivational Power of Job Design11. Stephanie L. Gilbert and E. Kevin Kelloway: Leadership12. Amar Fall and Patrice Roussel: Compensation and Work Motivation: Self-determination Theory and the Paradigm of Motivation through Incentives13. Anders Dysvik and Bard Kuvaas: Self-Determination Theory and Workplace Training and DevelopmentPart Four: Outcomes of Work Motivation14. Claude Fernet and Stephanie Austin: Self-Determination and Job Stress15. Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Christine Porath: Self-Determination as a Nutriment for Thriving: Building an Integrative Model of Human Growth at Work16. Michel Cossette: Emotional Labor through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory17. Natasha Scott, Mark Fleming, and E. Kevin Kelloway: Understanding Why Employees Behave Safely from a Self-Determination Theory Perspective18. Veronique Dagenais-Desmarais and Francois Courcy: Understanding Workplace Violence: The Contribution of Self-Determination Theory19. Luc G. Pelletier and Nicole M. Aitken: Encouraging Environmental Actions in Employees and in the Working Environment: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective20. Jacques Forest, Marie-Helene Gilbert, Genevieeve Beaulieu, Philippe LeBrock, and Marylene Gagne: Translating Research Results in Economic Terms: An Application of Economic Utility Analysis Using SDT-Based InterventionsPart Five: Domains of Application21. Johnmarshall Reeve and Yu-Lan Su: Teacher Motivation22. Maynor G. Gonzalez, Christopher P. Niemiec, and Geoffrey C. Williams: At the Interface of Work and Health: A Consideration of the Health Gradient Using Self-Determination Theory23. Dan Stone: What Is a Functional Relationship to Money and Possessions?24. Frederick M. E. Grouzet: Development, Changes, and Consolidation of Values and Goals in Business and Law Schools: The Dual-Valuing Process Model25. Richard Koestner and Nora Hope: A Self-Determination Theory Approach to Goals26. Marylene Gagne: Self-Determination Theory in the Work Domain: This Is Just the Beginning