Role Motivation Theories

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 353 pages
Role Motivation Theories is concerned with four types of organisations and what makes them work. The four are not exhaustive of all possible organisational types but they do represent the major forms found in the world today. If we wish to understand organisational functioning in modern society then we need to have substantial insight into these four types of organisations.
Drawing upon many years of research, John B. Miner argues that the organisational effectiveness required to produce high levels of productivity results from achieving a state of integration between the type of organizatonal system and the kind of people who fill the key positions in the system. Role Motivation Theores is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of this work available.
 

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Contents

The role motivation theories
1
ROLES AND MOTIVATIONS
9
HYPOTHESIZED CRITERION RELATIONSHIPS
25
PORTRAITS OF THE IDEAL
29
CHAPTER SUMMARY AND OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
31
Role motivation theory in the wider theoretical context
33
THE VALUE OF PARALLEL THEORIZING
40
ROLE MOTIVATION THEORIES AND SUBSTITUTES FOR LEADERSHIP
42
Changing role motivation experimentally
173
EFFECTS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTION
179
EFFECTS OUTSIDE THE DOMAIN
193
RELATED LITERATURES
198
CHAPTER SUMMARY
206
Changes in managerial talent supplies over time
207
EVIDENCE OF DECLINE FROM THE MSCS FORM H
208
RELATED LITERATURES
218

VALIDITY OF LIMITED DOMAIN THEORIES
44
CHAPTER SUMMARY
55
Operationalizing role motivation theory variables
57
THE OLIVER ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION QUESTIONNAIRE OODQ
69
RELIABILITY OF THE MINER SENTENCE COMPLETION SCALES
75
EXAMPLES OF MSCS AND OODQ SCORES
86
CHAPTER SUMMARY
89
Validation of the hierarchic role motivation theory
91
VALIDITY OUTSIDE THE THEORYS DOMAIN
102
RELATED LITERATURES
108
CONSTRUCT VALIDATION
114
CHAPTER SUMMARY
126
Validation of the professional role motivation theory
129
VALIDITY OUTSIDE THE DOMAIN AND RELATED LITERATURES
140
CONSTRUCT VALIDITY
141
CHAPTER SUMMARY
143
Validation of the task role motivation theory
145
VALIDATION WITHIN THE THEORYS DOMAIN
147
VALIDITY OUTSIDE THE DOMAIN AND RELATED LITERATURES
163
CONSTRUCT VALIDITY
165
CHAPTER SUMMARY
171
THE DYNAMICS AND ETIOLOGY OF DECLINE
230
CHAPTER SUMMARY
236
International comparisons
238
THAILAND IRAN NIGERIA INDIA AND VARIED PACIFIC NATIONS VERSUS THE UNITED STATES
239
MEXICO VERSUS THE UNITED STATES
245
RESEARCH IN THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
250
ADDITIONAL FINDINGS FROM BEYOND US BORDERS
255
CHAPTER SUMMARY
260
Age race and gender differences
262
RACE DIFFERENCES
270
GENDER DIFFERENCES
275
CHAPTER SUMMARY
287
Looking back and looking forward
288
FILLING IN THE GAPS
296
PUTTING ROLE MOTIVATION THEORIES TO USE
302
CHAPTER SUMMARY AND CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
311
References
313
Name index
338
Subject index
345
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