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Title: Chaos in human behavior: the case of work motivation
Author: Navarro Cid, José
Arrieta, Carlos
Keywords: Caos (Teoria de sistemes)
Motivació del personal
Chaotic behavior in systems
Employee motivation
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Abstract: This study considers the complex dynamics of work motivation. Forty-eight employees completed a work-motivation diary several times per day over a period of four weeks. The obtained time series were analysed using different methodologies derived from chaos theory (i.e. recurrence plots, Lyapunov exponents, correlation dimension and surrogate data). Results showed chaotic dynamics in 75% of cases. The findings confirm the universality of chaotic behavior within human behavior, challenge some of the underlying assumptions on which work motivation theories are based, and suggest that chaos theory may offer useful and relevant information on how this process is managed within organizations.
It is part of: Spanish Journal of Psychology, 2010, vol. 13, num. 1, p. 244-256
ISSN: 1138-7416
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa)

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