Originated by: Dr Verena Fellner
Motivation is the reason for people’s actions, desires, and needs. Motivation is also one’s direction to behaviour, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behaviour. Even though we may think so, an individual is not motivated by another individual. Motivation comes from within the individual.
Motivation as a desire to perform an action is usually defined as having two parts, directional such as directed towards a positive stimulus or away from a negative one, and the “seeking phase” leading to the “liking phase”.
This module looks at how personal motivation works, what is de-motivation and the work/life balance.