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

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

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Self-determination theory is a theory of human motivation that is being increasingly 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 showed to be 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 Motivation, Engagement, 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 using self-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 bring about 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 184 x 257 x 28mm | 950g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019979491X
  • 9780199794911
  • 1,288,229

Table of contents

1. The Historical Development of Self-determination Theory ; Marylene Gagne and Edward L. Deci ; Part One: Conceptual Issues ; 2. The Importance of Universal Psychological Needs for Understanding Motivation in the Workplace ; Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan ; 3. Employee Commitment, Motivation, and Engagement: Exploring the Links ; John P. Meyer ; 4. Effective and Sustained Proactivity in the Workplace: A Self-determination Theory Perspective ; Karoline Strauss and Sharon K. Parker ; 5. A Behavioral Economics Perspective on the Overjustification Effect: Crowding-In and Crowding-Out of Intrinsic Motivation ; Antoinette Weibel, Meike Wiemann, and Margit Osterloh ; 6. Passion for Work: Determinants and Outcomes ; Robert J. Vallerand, Nathalie Houlfort, and Jacques Forest ; Part Two: Individual Considerations ; 7. The Foundation of Autonomous Motivation in the Workplace: An Attachment Perspective ; Sigalit Ronen Mario Mikulincer ; 8. Contingent Self-Esteem: A Review and Applications to Organizational Research ; D. Lance Ferris ; 9. Person-Environment Fit and Self-Determination Theory ; Gary J. Greguras, James M. Diefendorff, Jacqueline Carpenter, and Christian Troster ; Part Three: Organizational and Contextual Considerations ; 10. The Motivational Power of Job Design ; Marylene Gagne and Alexandra Panaccio ; 11. Leadership ; Stephanie L. Gilbert and E. Kevin Kelloway ; 12. Compensation and Work Motivation: Self-determination Theory and the Paradigm of Motivation through Incentives ; Amar Fall and Patrice Roussel ; 13. SDT and Workplace Training and Development ; Anders Dysvik and Bard Kuvaas ; Part Four: Outcomes of Work Motivation ; 14. Self-Determination and Job Stress ; Claude Fernet and Stephanie Austin ; 15. Self-Determination as a Nutriment for Thriving: Building an Integrative Model of Human Growth at Work ; Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Christine Porath ; 16. Emotional Labor through the Lens of SDT ; Michel Cossette ; 17. Understanding Why Employees Behave Safely from a Self-Determination Theory Perspective ; Natasha Scott, Mark Fleming, and E. Kevin Kelloway ; 18. Understanding Workplace Violence: The Contribution of Self-Determination Theory ; Veronique Dagenais-Desmarais and Francois Courcy ; 19. Encouraging Environmental Actions in Employees and in the Working Environment: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective ; Luc G. Pelletier and Nicole M. Aitken ; 20. Translating research results in economic terms: An application of economic utility analysis using SDT-based interventions ; Jacques Forest, Marie-Helene Gilbert, Genevieve Beaulieu, Philippe LeBrock, and Marylene Gagne ; Part Five: Domains of Application ; 21. Teacher Motivation ; Johnmarshall Reeve and Yu-Lan Su ; 22. At the Interface of Work and Health: A Consideration of the Health Gradient using Self-Determination Theory ; Maynor G. Gonzalez, Christopher P. Niemiec, and Geoffrey C. Williams ; 23. What is a Functional Relationship to Money and Possessions? ; Dan Stone ; 24. Future Leaders' and Lawyers' Life Values and Goals: Toward a Dual Valuing Process Model ; Frederick M.E. Grouzet ; 25. A Self-determination Theory Approach to Goals ; Richard Koestner and Nora Hope ; 26. Self-Determination Theory in the Work Domain: This is Just the Beginning ; Marylene Gagne
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This handbook is an outstanding researchers reference comprising quality motivational research evidence authored by top organizational scholars that will excite many more organizational research studies. * Judy Rouse Van Doorn Psychology Learning & Teaching Book Review *
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About Marylene Gagne

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Concordia University
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