Work motivation - a brief review of theories underpinning health promotion

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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


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Sidor (från-till)163-168
TidskriftPhysical Therapy Reviews
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 2002
Peer review utfördJa