Work motivation - a brief review of theories underpinning health promotion

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Work motivation - a brief review of theories underpinning health promotion. / Gard, Gunvor.

In: Physical Therapy Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2002, p. 163-168.

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T1 - Work motivation - a brief review of theories underpinning health promotion

AU - Gard, Gunvor

N1 - The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Physiotherapy (Closed 2012) (013042000)

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - Motivating people is an importnt issue for physiotherapists working with health promotion aiming at maintaining and strengthening resources for health.The aim of this literature review is to describe the theoretical foundations for how to improve work motivation and from that suggest strategies that can be used by physiotherapists in health promotion. The databases Medline and Psychlit were searched for theories of importance for work motivation. Thirteen theories were found,seven were exogenous theories,focusing on aspects that can e changed by external agents, six were endogenous theories dealing with more internal psychological aspects of motivation. Key srategies that can be used by physiotherapists in health promotion to improve work motivation were identified; design interesting satisfying jobs, support workers in defining specific clear goals,focus on feedback and rewards,support self-efficacy,establish ethical rules and norms for acceptable behaviour at work, balance workers jo

AB - Motivating people is an importnt issue for physiotherapists working with health promotion aiming at maintaining and strengthening resources for health.The aim of this literature review is to describe the theoretical foundations for how to improve work motivation and from that suggest strategies that can be used by physiotherapists in health promotion. The databases Medline and Psychlit were searched for theories of importance for work motivation. Thirteen theories were found,seven were exogenous theories,focusing on aspects that can e changed by external agents, six were endogenous theories dealing with more internal psychological aspects of motivation. Key srategies that can be used by physiotherapists in health promotion to improve work motivation were identified; design interesting satisfying jobs, support workers in defining specific clear goals,focus on feedback and rewards,support self-efficacy,establish ethical rules and norms for acceptable behaviour at work, balance workers jo

U2 - 10.1179/108331902235001525

DO - 10.1179/108331902235001525

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - 163

EP - 168

JO - Physical Therapy Reviews

JF - Physical Therapy Reviews

SN - 1743-288X

IS - 3

ER -