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What is Goal-Setting Theory

The specific goals increase performance and that difficult goals, when accepted, result in higher performance than doing easy goals. This proposition is known as goal-setting theory.

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What is Equity Theory

J. Stacy Adams developed equity theory, based on the premise that workers pay attention to the relationship between the inputs they contribute, such as skills, training, education, experience, effort, and time, and the outcomes they receive, such as pay, benefits, status, job satisfaction, job security, and promotions.

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What is Reinforcement Theory

The key to reinforcement theory is that it ignores factors such as goals, expectations, and needs. Instead, it focuses solely on what happens to a person when he or she takes some action.