Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Theories of work motivation are numerous and varied. The search for cognitive determinants of work motivation has led to the development of expectancy theories (e.g., Vroom, 1964). The numerous expectancy theories share one assumption - people perform behavior which they expect will lead to positively valenced events. Expectancy attitude consists of beliefs concerning the probability of obtaining outcomes by performing a behavior and the value of those outcomes. A review of expectancy research reveals several inconsistencies.
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