need hierarchy theory

need hierarchy theory

the theory proposed by American psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) that human needs are hierarchically ordered such that the gratification of a need lower in the hierarchy leads to the emergence of the next higher need in the hierarchy. From lower to higher, the needs are: basic physiological needs (food, water, etc.); security; love and belonging; esteem; and self-actualization (achieving one's true potential).
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Bridwell (1976), "Maslow Reconsidered: A Review of Research on the Need Hierarchy Theory," Organizational Behavior and Human Performance 15: 212-240.
Saudi Arabia is an appropriate place to carry out a comparative study on Maslow's need hierarchy theory.
The first of these, Maslow's need hierarchy theory, postulates five hierarchical levels of needs (physiological, security, belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization needs), with higher-level needs activated as lower-level needs are satisfied.
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