Work motivation refers to the reasons why people put effort into their jobs, capturing their actual ("do") and intended ("would") motives to do their job. These reasons energize them, inspire progress, and push them to achieve desired results, determining work-related behaviors' form, direction, intensity, and duration. As a result, work motivation may take different forms, and what motivates one person may not motivate another.
Based on the Self-Determination Theory of Human Motivation, the present scale examines why people put effort into their current job.
This measure distinguishes three types of motivation based on the origin of one's work drive:
Involves an identification with one's work and a sense of enjoyment and fulfillment in the work itself. When people identify with their work and find it inherently satisfying, they're more likely motivated by their internal drives and goals rather than by external rewards or punishments.
Involves engaging in activities because of their potential rewards or punishments. People with high levels of controlled motivation may be motivated by the potential for praise, recognition, or rewards or by the fear of punishment, failure, or rejection.
Involves the degree to which one's work motivation is absent, lacking the intention to put effort into their job. People with high levels of absent motivation may be disinterested in their work or may lack the necessary resources, such as knowledge, skills, or support, to engage in their job effectively.
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