Increasing the Meaningfulness of Work with Motivational Self-Transcendence

  • Mike A. Morrison, M.A. Georgia State University

Abstract

There are three primary definitions of motivational self-transcendence in psychology: (1) connecting your identity to making a positive impact on the world or the lives of others; (2) framing your actions in a broader, more meaningful context; (3) a basic human value characterized by benevolence and universalism. This review illustrates the mechanisms and boundary conditions for each type of motivational self-transcendence, placing special emphasis on how they present in a work context. I include relevant research findings on motivational selftranscendence in organizational science, as well as recommendations for how organizations can utilize each conceptualization. Finally, I discuss how the three types of motivational self-transcendence can be integrated.
Published
Oct 6, 2018
How to Cite
MORRISON, Mike A.. Increasing the Meaningfulness of Work with Motivational Self-Transcendence. International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 16, oct. 2018. ISSN 1708-1696. Available at: <http://journal.existentialpsychology.org/index.php/ExPsy/article/view/233>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2018.
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Meaning Conference Proceedings: Student Winners