Theories of Motivating Adults and Relationship with Supervising Teachers

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Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors (Cherry, 2014). In layman terms, it’s what makes humans want what they want. Motivation is what makes people get up in the morning; what drives them to succeed. Motivation involves biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior (Cherry, 2014). Motivation is composed of three components: activation, persistence, and intensity (Cherry, 2014).What motivates adults? Money, pride, incentive, and praise can be seen as motivators for adults in the everyday world. Abraham Maslow designed a five stage model on the Hierarchy of Needs to highlight motivation (McLeod, 2007). The five stages are (1) Biological and …show more content…
Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors (Cherry, 2014). In layman terms, it’s what makes humans want what they want. Motivation is what makes people get up in the morning; what drives them to succeed. Motivation involves biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior (Cherry, 2014). Motivation is composed of three components: activation, persistence, and intensity (Cherry, 2014).What motivates adults? Money, pride, incentive, and praise can be seen as motivators for adults in the everyday world. Abraham Maslow designed a five stage model on the Hierarchy of Needs to highlight motivation (McLeod, 2007). The five stages are (1) Biological and Physiological needs, (2) Safety needs, (3) Belongingness and Loving needs, (4) Esteem needs and (5) Self-Actualization needs (McLeod, 2007).
The first stage is biological and psychological needs which are considered basic life needs (McLeod, 2007). The second stage is Safety needs that makes humans feel protected and secure (McLeod, 2007). The third stage of Belongingness and Loving needs is composed of finding healthy relationships (McLeod, 2007). The fourth stage of Esteem needs is finding achievement and responsibility (McLeod, 2007). Lastly the fifth stage of Self-Actualization is finding personal growth and fulfillment (McLeod, 2007). As Maslow listed, the top of the pyramid is the growth to succeed; that motivation cannot be measured the
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