Definitions – Motivation


MICHAEL, J. JULIUS: Motivation IS the act of stimulating someone or

KOONTZ AND O’DONNELL: Motivation is a general terms applying to the entire class of drives, desires, needs, wishes, and similar forces.

DUBIN: Motivation refers to the complex of forces starting and keeping a person at work in an organization. To put it generally, motivation starts and maintains an activity along a prescribed line. Motivation is something that moves the person to action and continues him in the course of action already initiated.

MARCH AND SIMON: Motivation is the process or the reaction which takes places in the memory of individuals. It refers to the combination of forces or motives maintaining human activity.