New directions for compensation research using self-determination theory



Self-determination theory proposes different types of work motivation that have been shown to have different consequences for performance and well-being at work. However, very little research has so far considered the interaction between these different types of motivation. New research using a person-centered approach will be discussed. Using a motivational profile approach might give us new insights into the effects of different components of compensation on work motivation, performance and well-being. Research on compensation effects on motivation will be reviewed and some ideas for future research suggested.

Marylène Gagné Bio
Marylène Gagné (PhD University of Rochester) is professor of organisational behaviour and head of the Management and Organisations Discipline at the UWA Business School. She is interested in what motivates paid and volunteer workers. Her research examines how organisations, through their structures, cultures, rewards, tasks, and management, affect people's motivational orientations towards their work. She also examines the consequences of these orientations for individual and organisational performance, and for individual mental health. Her work has been published in both management and psychology journals and books. She edited the Oxford Handbook of employee engagement, motivation and self-determination theory. She served as associate editor (2012-2015) for the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and currently sits on the editorial boards of the various organizational psychology journals.