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The Ratio of Instrumental and Terminal Values of Work Motivation of the Population (Case Study of Vologda Region)

The Ratio of Instrumental and Terminal Values of Work Motivation of the Population (Case Study of Vologda Region)

Journal of Economic Regulation, , Vol. 7 (no. 2),

The paper analyses work motivation of Vologda region’s population with a special focus on defining the role of material needs as the major factor motivating to labor. The study shows that the majority of the population can be characterized by instrumental attitude to work. It is expressed by the predominant position of material needs over non-material in employment, labor, job change and searching for secondary employment, which consequently leads to employees‘ low level of social attitude, unwillingness of increasing labor activity. In conclusion it is stated that under such conditions the value of labor process itself decreases, which undoubtedly leads to losses in labor productivity.


Keywords: work motivation; material needs; wages; labor productivity; labor potential.

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