Date Added: Oct 2009
Scholars and practitioners have emphasized the benefits of a highly motivated workforce. Although scholars have studied the causes and consequences of high employee motivation, many questions associated with this phenomenon remain unanswered. One question involves the conditions under which employee motivation is elevated or depressed. The higher prosocial motivation was, in turn, associated with increased employee performance. The authors replicate this model in a public setting to assess the effects of trustworthy managers on employee motivation.