Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Motivational Theory

Testing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: National Quality-of-Life across Time

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are as follows. Physiological: including breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis, and excretion. Safety: Including security of body, employment, resources, morality, the family, health, and property. Love/Belonging: Including friendship, family, and sexual intimacy. Esteem: Including self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others and respect by others. Then finally there is Self-actualization witch Maslow believes is when one accepts all things in their life some being morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving lack of prejudice, and acceptance of facts.
In the article i read they compare what is more important Maslow's needs or setting up a democracy in a country. In some cases it is shown that the democracy is more important. I believe that the needs are more important. People are motivated to do things when they are in good moods and feel good. The pyramid is full of things that would please a person and motivate them to do something. The overall point of this post is to find out why people are motivated to do things the pyramid shows most reasons supporting why a person would be motivated to accomplish things in life but there are other reasons for motivation. Motivation is not always needed to accomplish things is it? Sometimes power is used to accomplish things in the case of a country setting up a democracy power is definetly used to accomplish this goal but power had to be Pre-meditated by some sort of motivation thus showing motivation is used whenever an act is performed. I see it as a outside force driving me to accomplish something or to get a job done.
Springer:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/27522372

Other Articles:

Maslow's Need Hierarchy and the Adjustment of Immigrants

The Center for Migration Studies of New York, Inc.

Decision Making and Business Ethics: The Implications of Using Image Theory in Preference to Rational Choice


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