Motivation / Satisfaction / Leadership
APPL 642.185 (class no. 2472) Spring 2010
Instructor: Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. 837-5348
Home Page: http://home.edu/tmitch
Office hrs: Mondays & Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM;
Class: Mondays 8:15 - 10:45 in AC 407
WEB BOARD FOR CLASS IS: WebTyco
http://www.ubalt.edu/gss/awards.htm (for getting travel funds from UB Graduate Council) (Scroll down)
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team report Ap 10
Team and Case assignments
B. Course description: Using motivation as a central concept, this course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of how person and environmental factors interact to influence organizational behavior. Predominant motivational theories will be used to explain how group dynamics and cross-cultural influences affect motivation, and how attitudes toward the job and the organization relate to performance. Students will learn to apply motivational techniques to improve work performance and satisfaction.
(1) Analyze causes for organizational behavior and develop effective ways to improve work performance.
(2) Gain an experiential understanding of how group activity may facilitate or inhibit work performance.
(3) Improve their ability to work effectively with others to solve problems related to organizational behavior.
III. Class format: Assigned readings will be discussed. Ideas and conclusions generated from the discussions will be used by groups to solve problems presented in case studies. Case studies will be discussed in class and on WebTyco
IV Texts required:
V. Course requirements for each student:
* NOTE: Failure to submit the summaries and questions may result in a 10% grade decrementVI. Assessment:
Two written essay exams (midterm and final) covering course content
Team written case reports instructions
40 % 2 Exams (20% each)
30 % 3 Individual case data analysis reports (10% each)
30 % 3 Team case reports (10% each)
100% TOTAL Grade Scale:
90-100 A; 85-89 B+; 80-84 B;
75-79 C+; 70 C
How to write an executive summary PDF file
Journal Of Applied Psychology
Value Based Management site (information on all sorts of management techniques, etc.)
(learn how to understand your boss)
Readings in Organizational Psychology (J. LeBreton, E. Tenn State)
Class Date Chapters
/ Readings (see Bibliography at end)
(1) Jan 25 Discussion of syllabus / Group problem solving: Harvard cases
Northouse Chapter 1 Introduction (p. 1 -14)
Review of motivational theories
Toronto Motivation theory (Instructor: Chun Wei Choo
Ppoint presentation for Motivation theories
(2) Feb 1 Northouse Chapter 2 Trait Approach (p. 15-37)
I Sedalia: Organize
#1 Steers, et al. (2004). Introduction to special topic forum: The future of work motivation theory. Academy of Mgt Rev. 29(3) 379-387
#2 Latham & Pinder (2005). Work motivation theory and research at the dawn of the
21st century. Annual Rev. of Psy., 56, 485-516.
#3 Locke & Latham (2004) What should we do about motivation theory? Six
recommendations for the 21st century. Acad Mgt Rev.
McGrath outline of trait paradigm
(3) Feb 8 Northouse Chapter 3 Skills Approach (p. 39-68)
LOQ site http://www.creativeorgdesign.com/testpages/loq.htm (distribute LOQ questionnaire)
General Causality Scale (Deci & Ryan)
Job Characteristics Model (Hackman & Oldham 1976) JCM ppoint
JDS/JRF for Hackman &Oldham JCM by Andrew Loignon - .xlsx file
Not So Fast (Taylor and Gilbreths' legacy) (no summary or questions)
(4) Feb 15
Chapter 4 Style Approach (p. 69-88)
Case 1: Sedalia data reports due
Ryan & Deci (2000) Self-Determination Theory and the Facilitation of
Intrinsic Motivation, Social
Development, and Well-Being. Am Psy.
Vol. 55 I
Article Questions NOTE: Review: (Note: article summary not needed)
E., Koestner, R. & Ryan (1999) meta-analytic review of experiments examining the
effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic.
Psych Bull. Vol. 125
#6 e-reserves: M. Csikzentmihalyi, (1999). If we are so
rich, why aren't we happy? American
Pink, D. "More than a paycheck" WSJ 2-2-10
(5) Feb 22 Northouse Chapter 5 Situational Approach (p. 89-108)
Locke & Latham (2002)
Building a practically useful theory of goal setting and task
motivation: A 35-year odyssey American psychologist
bonus article (please do not read): WSJ (2/19/2008): Modern Conundrum: When Work's Invisible, So Are Its Satisfactions
Chapter 6 Contingency Theory (p. 111-124) Contingency
models of leadership
Case 2 First Federal: Organize online
Special Guest: Tim Ford on his work with GBMC
(7) Mar 8 *** Midterm Exam *** Northouse Chapters 1-6; Articles assigned
March 11th ----> Case 1 Sedalia Team Reports due
Mar 15 *** Spring Break *****
(8) Mar 22 Northouse Chapter 7 Path-Goal Theory (p125-146)
Case 3: Megalith: Organize online
(Case 2: 1st Federal Data reports due March 25th)
Judge et al. (2002). Relationship of personality to performance: Motivation: A
meta-analytic review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87,
#9 e-article Judge, E. Bono, A. Erez, & E. Locke (2005). Core Self-Evaluations and Job and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Self-Concordance and Goal Attainment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90,
#10 Yoav Vardi & Yoash Weiner (1996) Misbehavior in Organizations; A motivational Framework Organization Science. 7, (2)
(9) Mar 29 Northouse Chapter 8 Leader-Member Exchange Theory (p. 147-168)
#11 e-article M. Mount et
al. (2006). Relationship
of personality traits and counterproductive work behaviors: The mediating
effects of job satisfaction. P psych
Case 1: Sedalia Team A presentation to class
(10) Apr 5 Northouse Chapter 9 Transformational Leadership (p. 171-201)
Case 2: 1st Federal Team A presentation
-> ** Case 2: 1st Federal Team Reports due: April 10th Saturday evening **
#12 e-article Bass, B. (1997). Does the transactional-transformational Leadership paradigm transcend organizational and national boundaries? AmPsych 52, 0-139.
(11) Apr 12 Northouse Chapter 13 Women and Leadership (p. 301-334)
# 13 e -article
Rogelberg, S. G.
(2007). Job satisfaction & job satisfaction measurement. Encyclopedia
of I & O Psych, p. 410-413
# 14 e-article
T. Judge et al. (2002) Five-factor model of
personality and job
satisfaction: A meta-analysis. J. of Applied Psych, 87,
(NOTE: following articles not required for online discussion)
Peter Warr (2007). Jobs and Happiness. The Industrial Psychologist, 44, p. 19
Case 3: Megalith Data Reports due
# 15 e-article Currall et al. (2005) Pay satisfaction and organizational outcomes. P Psych,
# 16 e -article
Colella, et al.
(2007). Exposing pay secrecy. Academy of Management Review, 32, 55-71
# 17 e-article McBriarty, M.
Performance appraisal; Some unintended
consequences. Public Personnel Management, 17, 421-434
Bonus not a Cure-all
See: performance bonus out of reach? Move the target
Animals seem to have an inherent sense of fairness and justice WSJ 2006
(13) Apr 26 Northouse Chapter 15 Leadership Ethics (p. 377-405)
Case 3: Megalith Team Reports due
article Judge, T., et al. (2002). Job satisfaction: A cross-cultural
review. Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organ Psych, V. 2
For reference only *** not required reading
Frese, Kring, Soose & Zempel
(1996). Personal Initiative at Work: Differences between East and West Germany.
Acad Mgt J. V. 39(1), 37-53.
# 20 Judge, Bono, LLies, & Gerhardt (2002). Personality and Leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. JAP, 87, 765-780.
# 21 Hogan & Hogan (2010). Abstracting Leadership. PTC/MW Quarterly, March, 1, 6-7.
(14) May 3 Review for Final Exam
Case 3: Megalith: Team A Presents Report to class
(15) May 10 *** Final Exam *** Northouse Chapters 7-9; 13-14; Articles Assigned