ERIC Number: ED099576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Motivation and Job Satisfaction in Exchange Theory Terms.
Zabcik, Franklin M.
The question of human motivation has presented today's leader a major challenge. The young worker finds many of his basic needs fulfilled in an easier manner than previous generations; therefore, he strives for higher levels of self-fulfillment. This essay develops three motivational theories, and their relevant motivating factors are discussed. The understanding of the motivating factors by today's leaders at all levels is important in establishing an organizational climate in which a subordinate's motivational requirements and individual growth can be achieved. Examples of what industry has tried to improve, motivation and job satisfaction, and what today's younger generation has to say about motivational factors are interwoven into various sections of the paper. In final analysis, some approaches to developing a sound motivational system are suggested for use by military leaders in varying situations. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Human Resources, Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Leadership Training, Military Training, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Organizational Climate, Personnel Management, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (Order No. AD-780-005; MF-$1.45, HC-$4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Note: Student Essay