Impact Of Motivation On Motivation

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study According to Aborishade and Obioha 2009, the concept of Motivation surpasses focus on machine because at the heart of the organization, the human resources coupled with skill, experience, attitudes, and intelligence is the most momentous factor in acquisition of wealth and process of production. Empirical evidence abound showing that workers are poorly motivated and are dissatisfied with their living and working conditions in Nigeria, which could be conjectured that poor motivation of the workforce is responsible for the seemingly high level of dissatisfaction of the average Nigerian worker as propounded by Bennel and Akyeampong 2007. This underscores the importance of the subject matter of this research Akinmayowa (2006) defined motivation as the will to work and contribute the action to a given process without being forced to do so. According to Ngwoke (2004), motivation has to do with the internal state or mental and psychological set in an individual that compels, energizes, sustains, and directs the individual’s activity towards a goal. It is a psychological construct that explains purposive or goal-directed behavior in human beings. It is the impetus that drives human beings into setting and attaining significant goals in life. Motivation explains why some workers are satisfied…show more content…
Motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge. It involves the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate behavior. According to Nevid 2013, the term motivation denotes to factors that activate, direct, and sustain goal-directed behavior. Reasons why people behave, the needs or wants that drive behavior and explain what we do. We don't actually observe a motive; rather, we deduce that one exists based on the behavior we

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