Accession Number:

ADA196868

Title:

Motivation: A Seminar to Assist Charge Nurses in Understanding Motivation and Worker Behavior

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

244.0

Abstract:

Research in motivation is different than research in areas of the physical sciences. It involves discovery of what is in peoples minds thoughts, feelings, and values will influence a persons motivation. Many research studies done within hospital settings deal with retention issues. There are also many studies done in health care settings concerning job satisfaction. Research in military health care settings has dealt mainly with satisfaction. This report research U.S. Army nurses to discover important, satisfying and dissatisfying aspects nurses jobs. If also research job satisfaction and nurses intentions to remain or leave an organization. The factors discussed in these theories are influenced by many variables both inside and outside the working environment. Charge nurses and supervisors may have the power and authority to alter the workers environment to enhance motivation. I will be presenting several theories of motivation of assist nurses in understanding why workers perform as they do and how they can help to influence their behavior. Styles of leadership and individual beliefs about leadership can provide positive or negative effects toward motivation. It is for this reason that I have included leadership theories in this seminar. Charge nurses will have the opportunity to learn about different styles of leadership and how they relate to motivation. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE