Edited by Mitchell G. Rothstein and Ronald J. Burke
Chapter 11: Work Motivations, Job Behaviors and Flourishing in Work and Life
1 Ronald J. Burke This chapter includes a selective review of research findings related to the central concepts of the chapter – values, motivations, behaviors and flourishing – self-assessment instruments with normative information allowing readers to see how they compare with others, along with indications of scores on each that should provide ‘food for thought’, and a framework to identify behavioral changes that might enrich one’s life and improve one’s performance in several life roles, along with a process for bringing about these changes. We encourage you to have a note pad handy as you work your way through the chapter. LIFE IS FULL OF PROBABILITIES One often reads about or sees stories on television in which interviews with a person who has reached the age of 100 are reported. The person is asked for his or her (usually a her, but that’s a different chapter) secrets to living a long life. The person responds by saying they smoked a pack of cigarettes a day since they were a teenager, had a few scotches at night to relax, and stayed up late carousing. One then hears or reads about a physically fit individual who made all the desirable life style choices dying of a heart attack while jogging. There are no guarantees in life; there are only probabilities. There is a reasonably high probability that smoking, drinking, eating badly and being overweight will be associated with a shorter lifespan, but there is no guarantee of this. Individuals who are chronically angry, hostile...
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.