Motivation Theory: Needs-Based & Behavior-Based


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How can employers use the behavior-based theory of motivation to increase worker output?

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1. Behavior-based motivation says employees can be driven by _____.

2. An employee's primary needs include _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on motivation and the several different ways people become motivated. Some of the components that you will be assessed on include needs-based theory of motivation and behavior-based theory of motivation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Where motivation originates
  • Needs of an employee
  • Behavior
  • Primary needs
  • Secondary needs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related motivation lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the motivation
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of motivation

Additional Learning

To learn more about motivation and the different ways people are motivated, review the accompanying lesson Motivation Theory: Needs-Based & Behavior-Based. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define motivation
  • Identify needs-based theory of motivation
  • Distinguish differences between primary needs and secondary needs
  • Know information about behavior-based theory of motivation