Frederick Herzberg – Motivational Theory. Karen Muska. Herzberg, a clinical psychologist and pioneer of “job enrichment,” developed his motivation theory during his investigation of 200 accountants and engineers in the USA. .
Herzberg, a clinical psychologist and pioneer of “job enrichment,” developed his motivation theory during his investigation of 200 accountants and engineers in the USA.
Hygiene factors are needed to ensure an employee does not become dissatisfied. They do not lead to higher levels of motivation, but without them there is dissatisfaction.
People are influenced by two factors:
People will strive to achieve “hygiene” needs because they are unhappy without them, but once satisfied, the effect soon wears off – satisfaction is temporary. (Chapman)
Parallels with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Motivational ModelHygiene Needs
A school environment should meet the basic “hygiene” needs of students, teachers and staff to avoid unhappiness and dissension.
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