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Theories related to motivation to job satisfaction

In your opinion, which theory best relates motivation to job satisfaction: Skinner's reinforcement theory, Vroom's expectancy theory; or Locke's goal-setting theory? Why?

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Vroom's expectancy theory best relates motivation to job satisfaction. This is because this theory addresses the expectations of individuals and proposes that they are motivated by performance and the expected outcomes of their own behaviors. Skinner's reinforcement theory appealed to me at first but his theory is strictly based upon extrinsic factors, failing to account for an individual's ability to think critically and reason. Locke's goal setting theory relies on goals to be set, which may be ...

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This solution discusses which theory best relates motivation to job satisfaction:Skinner's reinforcement theory, Vroom's expectancy theory; or Locke's goal-setting theory.It also discusses why and includes APA reference.

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