two-factor theory


Also found in: Wikipedia.

two-factor theory

A theory on human motivation which holds that people do not work harder or more efficiently until internal or maintenance factors (“dissatisfiers”—e.g., salary, status, work conditions) are met; motivational factors (“satisfiers”), such as achievement, advancement and responsibility, act independently of maintenance factors to increase motivation.
References in periodicals archive ?
Employee voice and job satisfaction: An application of Herzberg two-factor theory. International Review of Management and Marketing, 7(1), 150-156.
Two-factor theory suggests that factors influencing the user intention can be divided into motivation and hygiene factors [14].
Examples of theories coming out of these studies include Maslows' Hierarchy of Needs Theory (1943), McClelland's Needs Theory (1961), Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory (1959), and Alderfer's ERG Theory (1969).
Kelso and his wife Patricia Hetter later published Two-Factor Theory (1967) and Democracy and Economic Power (1986).
The basic framework of the two-factor theory is based on interviews of 200 accountants and engineers who worked in Pittsburgh area.
This is a bit like the Herzberg two-factor theory, in which the factors that drive satisfaction are not simply the opposite of those that drive dissatisfaction.
His topics include definitions and population frequencies, genetic causal factor in transsexualism and transgenderism, the two-factor theory, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and transition procedures and outcomes.
The Herzberg Motivation-Hygiene Theory, also described as the Two-Factor Theory, was developed by a study conducted in the 1950's (Herzberg, Mausner, & Snyderman, 1959).
One of the leading theories on the effects of repetition on consumer behaviour emerged in the 1970s called the Two-Factor theory or wear in/wear-out theory.
Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory on Motivation also says that salary, job security, working conditions, level and quality of supervision, company policy and administration and interpersonal relations are the basic Hygiene or Maintenance Factors that precede the Motivator or Growth Factors.