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The Intrinsically Motivated Nurse: Help and Hindrance from Evaluation Feedback Sessions

Baard, Paul P. PhD; Neville, Susan M. PhD, RN

Journal of Nursing Administration:
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Abstract

Self-determination theory describes the working conditions necessary for the experience of self-motivation. Performance evaluation sessions represent extraordinary opportunities to enhance motivation, yet often are approached with anxiety. An innate desire for feedback meets with a learned response of fear, by both the evaluator and evaluatee. Psychological fusion theory explains the source of this conflict and what nurse executives can do to use these sessions for motivational impact while ameliorating the attendant stress.

Author Information

Paul P. Baard, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications and Management, Fordham University, Graduate School of Business Administration, New York, Susan M. Neville, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Hunter College of the City University of New York, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, New York.

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