Motivation / Satisfaction / Leadership
APPL 642 Spring 2013
Instructor: Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. 837-5348
Home Page: http://home.edu/tmitch
Office hrs: Tues / Wed 12 - 2 PM
Class: Wednesdays 8:10 PM to 10:45 PM
Classroom: AC 237
Schedule of dates and assignments - Overview:
|CASE 1||CASE 2||CASE 3|
|Date||Session||Activity||Northouse Chapter||Sedalia||1st Federal||Megalith|
|13-Feb||4||4: Styles||Individual reports||Organize|
|3-Apr||10||9: TFL / 14: Women||Individual reports|
|17-Apr||12||15: Culture||Team reports / Present|
|24-Apr||13||16: Ethics||Team reports /Present|
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 Sakai
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 exams (essay and short answer): midterm and final exam covering course content
Individual and Team case reports (instructions)
Note: Participation for Sakai article discussions is essential for completing course completing a passing grade, but will not be graded
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
Additional online syllabus Resources:
Session / Date
/ Case Activity / Readings (see also Bibliography at end)
(1) Jan 23 Discussion of syllabus / Group problem solving: Harvard cases
-> Case I Sedalia: Organize Teams
Northouse Chapter 1 Introduction
(2) Jan 30 Northouse Chapter 2 Trait Approach
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 6 Northouse Chapter 3 Skills Approach
Discuss Sedalia Data Analyses
(4) Feb 13 Northouse Chapter 4 Style Approach
-> Case 1: Sedalia Individual Reports Due
-> Case 2: 1st Federal Organize Teams
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: For review
E., Koestner, R. & Ryan (1999) meta-analytic review of experiments examining the
effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic.
Psych Bull. Vol. 125
Pink, D. "More than a paycheck" WSJ 2-2-10
(5) Feb 20 Northouse Chapter 5 Situational Approach
M. Csikzentmihalyi, (1999).
If we are so
rich, why aren't we happy? American
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
(6) Feb 27 Northouse Chapter 6 Contingency Theory Contingency models of leadership
-> Case 3: Megalith Organize Teams
(LOQ explained (that we didn't do on the Skills Chapter)
(7) Mar 6 *** Midterm Exam *** Northouse Chapters 1-6; Articles assigned
-> Case 1: Sedalia Team Reports Due
(8) Mar 13 Northouse Chapter 7 Path-Goal Theory (p125-146)
> Case 1: Sedalia Team Presentations
-> Case 2: 1st Federal Individual Reports Due
#8 Judge et al. (2002). Relationship of personality to performance: Motivation: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 797-807. Article Questions
#9 Judge, T., Bono, E., Erez, A., & E. Locke (2005) Core Self-Evaluations and Job and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Self-Concordance and Goal Attainment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90.
Mar 20 *** Spring Break *****
(9) Mar 27 Northouse Chapter 8 Leader-Member Exchange Theory
Yoav Vardi & Yoash
Weiner (1996) Misbehavior
in Organizations; A motivational Framework Organization Science. 7, (2)
#11 M. Mount et
al. (2006). Relationship
of personality traits and counterproductive work behaviors: The mediating
effects of job satisfaction. Personnel Psychology
(10) Apr 3 Northouse Chapter 9 Transformational Leadership
Northouse Chapter 14 Women and Leadership -
> Case 3: Megalith Individual Reports Due
Guest Speaker: Timothy Ford
# 13 e -article
Rogelberg, S. G.
(2007). Job satisfaction & job satisfaction measurement. Encyclopedia
of I & O Psych, p. 410-413
T. Judge, Heller, Mount (2002) Five-factor model of
personality and job
satisfaction: A meta-analysis. J. of Applied Psych, 87,
#14.1 Engage Employees and Boost Performance HayGroup 2001 Article Question
(NOTE: following articles not required for online discussion)
Peter Warr (2007). Jobs and Happiness. The Industrial Psychologist, 44, p. 19
(11) Apr 10 NO CLASS: SIOP in Houston
-> Case 2: 1st Federal Team Presentations
> Case 2: 1st Federal Team Reports Due
# 15 Currall,
Towler, Judge, & Kohn (2005) Pay satisfaction and organizational outcomes. P Psych,
Colella, et al.
(2007). Exposing pay secrecy. Academy of Management Review, 32, 55-71
Performance appraisal; Some unintended
consequences. Public Personnel Management, 17, 421-434
Bonus not a Cure-all
Performance bonus out of reach? Move the target
Animals seem to have an inherent sense of fairness and justice WSJ 2006
(13) Apr 24 Northouse Chapter 16 Leadership Ethics
-> Case 3: Megalith Team Presentations
-> Case 3: Megalith Team Reports due
Guest Speakers: Rebecca Stern and Kristy Kayton from Winter School
Frese, Kring, Soose & Zempel (1996). Personal Initiative at Work: Differences between East and West Germany.
Acad Mgt J. V. 39(1), 37-53.
# 19 Judge, Bono, LLies, & Gerhardt (2002). Personality and Leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review. JAP, 87, 765-780.
# 20 Hogan & Hogan (2010). Abstracting Leadership. PTC/MW Quarterly, March, 1, 6-7.
(14) May 1 Final Exam Review
(15) May 15 Final Exam *** Final Exam *** Northouse Chapters 7-9; 14-16; Articles Assigned
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