Human Motivation Learning

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Motivation is as any internal condition that appears to activates, maintain goals-directed and initiate behaviors. There are four parts of condition namely: internal condition based on physiological needs or a more intricate need, activation, initiation and maintenance that cause people to disturb status quo or retreat to old habit, observed by inference and goal directed behavior that drives people to achieve goals. Psychologist, researchers and managers have for many years tried to research in theories about human motivation. There are several theories trying to explain human motivation .The main established and popular are money as a motivator, The Hierarchy of needs, Theory x and Theory y, Equity theory and Expectancy theory. This paper seeks to delve in Maslow theory of hierarchy of needs.

Maslow Hierarchy of needs theory

This theory is represented as a hierarchical pyramid with four levels of physiological needs and one top level of growth needs. According to Couger, Zawacki, and Opperman, (2009) our motivations are determined by circumstances we undergo through and of importance, we need to satisfy basic needs before we are motivated to accomplish consecutively higher needs. This project aspires to tackle these levels of needs that include. Physiological needs- which entails human basic needs such as food, water, air and sleep. Safety needs-these are security of property, employment, resources and environment. Belongingness which is a sense of identification or association that involves family, love, intimacy and friendship. Self esteem that is inclusive of confidence, achievement and respect. Self-actualization, which is the ability of an individual to revolutionize himself/herself through unlocking his/her latent potential (Fisher, 2009)).

This project will further examine in detailed analysis each hierarchy of needs. In the hierarchy pyramid the highest level is self-fulfillment. Motivation in self-fulfillment is driven by one's aspiration to attain certain goals for personal growth (Ivanschenko, & Novikov, 2006). Driving force in this case is not as a result of a scarcity in certain needs but the ability of an individual to question the status quo. The other level that will be thoroughly exhausted in this project is the one that entails the remaining four stages known as deficiency or deprivation needs. Their lack predominate every events one undertake hence, motivating people crazily to meet them (Zalenski, & Raspa, 2006). Incase of an accident, health and security becomes the first priority. Safety and basic needs are a must for a person to live. The other consecutive need though one can live without is belongingness needs which is gradual process and finally self-esteem.

This project will be of paramount aid in providing deeper understanding of Maslow hierarchical pyramid in human motivation. Furthermore, it will enlighten on processes to satisfy before conquering our targets. I will be armed in dealing with human motivation and things to prioritize in order to unlock maximum potential of my workers as well as myself. I anticipate having sound understanding of the individual motivation based on levels of individual needs. From this project, I will learn how to treat others now and in future, by giving them sufficient comfortable work environment and avoid being their obstacles. The theory will have aided me greatly especially in circumstances involving choosing an area to settle whereby security will be a thing of concern in enhancing my motivation.

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This article was published on 2011/07/04