Accession Number : ADA187910

Title :   Motivation Modeling: Influencing Subordinate Motivation and Organizational Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Sconyers, Ronald T

PDF Url : ADA187910

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 222

Abstract : Most motivation research explores what motivates people, e.g., how incentive and job enrichment affect employee motivation to work. This monograph assesses instead the correlation between a leader's and subordinate's positive or negative attitude toward their role as leader and manager. It evaluates certain variables that affect the leader/follower relationship and the productivity of the organization. This research tested the following hypotheses in existing Air Force organizations: (a) a leader's level of motivation correlates directly with the immediate subordinate supervisors' level of motivation; (b) this correlation and organizational productivity are greater among more competent, confident, and supportive leaders; and (c) they are also greater when subordinates are intrinsically rather than extrinsically motivated and in organizations that are more democratic that autocratic. The research draws numerous conclusions from its findings and offers implications for additional research.

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *JOBS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *MOTIVATION, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ENRICHMENT, HYPOTHESES, LEADERSHIP, MODELS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, ORGANIZATIONS, PRODUCTIVITY, SUPERVISORS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE