Seminar: Marylene Gagne

10 September, 2014 - 11:00 to 12:30
Forgan Smith Building #01, Room E302, St Lucia, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072


Work motivation has mostly been studied at the individual level.  But could collective or team motivation emerge out of individual motivation? This question is explored at a theoretical and empirical level using self-determination theory.  Study 1 shows through multilevel modeling that average team autonomous motivation is related to individual work satisfaction beyond the individual’s own work autonomous motivation, and that average team autonomous motivation also strengthens the relation between individual autonomous motivation and work satisfaction. Study 2 shows through a multilevel longitudinal latent model that individual changes in perceptions of managerial leadership are unrelated to individual changes in work motivation. However, team-level changes in perceptions of managerial leadership are related to team-level changes in work motivation. A discussion on what is needed to adequately demonstrate the existence of team-level motivation will follow.

Please note as there are only limited seats available, it might be an idea to let Neal know if you'd like to attend. Thank you.

Ran Duchin, University of Washington

Marylène Gagné (PhD University of Rochester) is a professor of industrial and organizational psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Western Australia. She previously held the Royal Bank of Canada Distinguished Professorship in Work Motivation at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Canada). Her research examines how organizations, through their structures, cultures, rewards, tasks, and managerial/leadership styles, affect people’s motivational orientations, and also examines the consequences of these orientations for individual and organizational performance, and for individual mental health. She is the recipient of many research awards, and has published many articles in organizational behavior and psychology journals, which have been cited over 5000 times. She currently serves as associate editor for the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and on many other editorial boards.