Alex Haslam has thoroughly revised and updated his ground-breaking original text with this new edition. While still retaining the highly readable and engaging style of the best-selling First Edition, the author presents extensive reviews and critiques of major topics in organizational psychology - including leadership, motivation, communication, decision making, negotiation, power, productivity and collective action - in this thoroughly revised edition.
New to the Second Edition:
An entirely new chapter on organizational stress which deals with highly topical issues of stress appraisal, social support, coping and burnout.; New, wider textbook format and design making the entire book much more accessible for students.; A wide range of pedagogical features are included - suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and comprehensive glossaries of social identity, social psychological and organizational terms
Chapter 4: Motivation and Commitment
Motivation and Commitment
Take a few moments to ponder the following question. Why did you start reading this chapter? For you to do this, a certain level of motivation was clearly required on your part – motivation that some other people (say, other students, other researchers) may not have and that you yourself may not have again at some point in the future. Perhaps your reading satisfies a thirst for knowledge and is a manifestation of a particular intellectual need that currently presses on you. Perhaps you are simply a very motivated person, someone who differs from others in being dedicated and committed or in having a strong need for achievement. Perhaps you enjoy reading and so find the task intrinsically motivating. Perhaps ...