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Work Motivation and Job Attitudes


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Course level: Graduate

This course will allow learners to evaluate various theories of motivation and develop a familiarity with and understanding of pertinent research in the field. Learners will be able to adapt motivational constructs to the enhancement of employee attitudes, effectiveness, and well-being across a range of organizational contexts. Competency A: Examine job attitudes and their linkages with behaviors. Competency B: Evaluate different theories of human motivation and their applications in a given environment. Competency C: Apply motivational theories to enhance employee outcomes. Competency D: Develop strategies for increasing motivation and improving job attitudes. Competency E: Analyze practices to address the consequences of organizational stressors.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Job Attitude—What Is It and Why Measure It?

Which Job Attitudes Are Important to Measure and How Do We Measure Them?

20th-Century Motivational Theories

Needs, Personality, and Values

Cognition and Emotions

Future Areas of Research and Practice


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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