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The Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Compare and contrast two motivational theories:

1) The Expectancy Theory of Motivation

2) Goal Theory of Motivation

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As you compare and contrast the two motivational theories, I see The Expectancy Theory of Motivation as more of an end process or outcome oriented approach. This theory correlates how one's performance is linked to positive success or rewards.

Research describes this theory as an "explanation of why individuals choose one behavioral option over others. In doing so, it explains the behavioral direction process. It does not attempt to explain what motivates individuals, but rather how they make decisions to achieve the end they value" ...

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The Expectancy Theory of Motivation is compared briefly to the Goal Theory of Motivation in this solution.

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