Motivational needs, their influence on social identification and behaviour, and its management

Lilja, Carolina (2008) Motivational needs, their influence on social identification and behaviour, and its management. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation investigated how individual motives influence social identification and behaviour in organizational contexts. McClelland's motives, the need for Achievement and the need for Affiliation, have been examined in the context of the Social Identity Approach. The research focused on how these motives and the Social Value Orientations described in the Social Identity Approach interact as guides for social behaviour which determine performance outcomes and social action. The research also examined how individuals driven by these motives perceive managerial practices, such as performance feedback and team building exercises, influence their identity, motivation and self-esteem. Hope for success (variable achievement motive) shows significant negative correlation with group commitment, the capacity of feedback to influence motivation and the effect of team-building on motivation. A framework for the analysis of motivational and social behaviour is provided.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Portsmouth Business School > Organisational Studies and Human Resources Management
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/616

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