Expectancy Theory and Motivation

Expectancy Theory and Motivation
Price: 
$20.00

Course Hours: 
0.25
Course Type: 
Self-Study
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One way to understand what motivates people is by learning how individuals choose to give a certain level of effort. Expectancy theory states that workers will become motivated based on the extent to which they believe that their efforts will lead to high performance, that this high performance is going to be rewarded, and that they will happy with the rewards offered. Expectancy theory holds that people make conscious choices about their motivation based on three factors: valence, expectancy, and instrumentality. When all three are high, a worker’s motivational force is high. Managers can leverage this information to better motivate their employees.

An important element of workplace management is when managers motivate workers to do their job well. This course discusses how expectancy theory can be used to motivate employees.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define motivation
  • Describe expectancy theory
  • Summarize the expectancy theory equation
  • Explain the components of expectancy theory
  • List ways managers can use expectancy theory to motivate workers

All materials are included in this course.

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher  with Windows
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player