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Dominant work motives of Russian employees in the second decade of the 21st century

M.V. Prokhorova, В.С. Кравченко, А.Е. Баранкина, О.С. Шамина
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M.V. Prokhorova is Cand. Sci. (Psychology), Ass. Prof.; V.S. Kravchenko is Cand. Sci. (Economy), Ass. Prof.; A.E. Barankina is Master Student; and O.S. Shamina is Master Student. All at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod


Revealed are dominant work motives of Russian employees in the second decade of the 21st century. The authors are based on a two-modal concept of work motivation, the foundations of which were laid by F. Herzberg, highlighting positive and negative labor motivation as independent structures. It was elicited that the core of positive labor motivation is the following: high wages, interesting work, stable and reliable work. In the structure of negative labor motivation, the dominant motive is low wages, the second and third levels are formed by unstable and unreliable work, poor working environment. The study, which was attended by 759 respondents, had being conducted from 2012 to 2020. The questionnaire “Ranking of positive and negative work motives” (RPOM) was applied to collect data. Their processing was carried out using methods of descriptive statistics, non-parametric U test, Mann-Whitney, as well as qualitative analysis.

Key words: work motivation, hierarchy of motives, positive motives, negative motives, motives core, Russian employees.


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