What Is Staff Motivation? - Theories & Strategies


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According to David McClelland's Achievement Motivation Theory, which of the following is NOT considered an employee need?

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1. John Stacey Adams's equity theory is centered around the concept of _____.

2. The manner in which an employee responds to a work request depends on his/her _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will help students gauge their understanding of staff motivation. It will ask true or false questions, questions regarding McClelland's theory, and Adams's equity theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to be successful on this quiz/worksheet should familiarize themselves with this material:

  • McClelland's theory
  • Adams's equity theory
  • Motivation
  • Discrimination in the workplace

Skills Practiced

The assessment will give students an opportunity to improve these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the related lesson on staff motivation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast McClelland's and Adams's theories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding employee motivation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about discrimination in the workplace

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, take a peek at the accompanying lesson, What is Staff Motivation? - Theories & Strategies. It will help you meet these goals and objectives:

  • Define staff motivation
  • Learn about McClelland's Achievement Motivation Theory
  • Understand Adams's equity theory
  • Determine the implications of each theory