Self-Expectancy Theory In Maslow's Theory Of Motivation

1007 Words5 Pages
Maslow was able to suggest his five major needs whivh are applicable to people in general, in their everyday lives. His hierarchy of five levels are mentioned below, with self-actualization being the most high lived up to amongst all; 1. Physiological – These are asic needs for all humans which they can not live without, namely; oxygen, water and food. 2. Safety – This regards to humans need for being secured with their physiological needs and against any sort of danger that surrounds them. 3. Social – This is a need for mutual acceptance or affection/love to feell as though they belong. 4. Esteem – Being able to have a firm and high evaluation of themselves and prestige e.g. self-esteem 5. Self-actualization – This is when humans have a need to develop themselves, their abilities and skills to become what they ought to be. To succeed and live out their dreams or up to their…show more content…
Vrooms expectancy theory explanation was included in the “VIE" theory which is, valency – instrumentality – expectancy. Value stands for importance or value, expectancy is the belief that one could do one thing and be lead to another and expectancy is the belief that ones action will lead to an outcome. Vroom then broke down this explanation by stating that it’s about where one is able to pick between any choices which involve uncertain results. He went on and said ones behavior could be affected by both his confusion between the results and their degree to which one believes that such results are even possible. Expectancy is then defined as having a temporary belief that a specific act will lead to a specific result. It can be measured or described by the amount of strength they have, e.g. maximal strength is an indication of subjective certainty that the action will lead to a result whilst minimal/zero is the indication of a subjective certainty that an action will not be followed by result (Armstrong,

More about Self-Expectancy Theory In Maslow's Theory Of Motivation

Open Document