Title

Intrinsic Motivators for People Serving Adults with Disabilities

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2016

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Rajean Moone

Abstract

The revolving door of staff and supervisors serving adults with disabilities distresses not only the agencies serving these individuals, but the clients, the economic well-being of the agency, the financial pockets of the state, and on the morale of the staff left behind. This qualitative research project analyzed expert thoughts and opinions from nine professionals currently or recently working in the field of adults with disabilities alongside a literature review. The results of the research depicted that for most professionals intrinsic incentives would enhance staff retention when they are being extrinsically compensated for their work. Based on the results of this study more needs to be done at the state level to increase the funding for staff and supervisors serving adults with disabilities which may increase staff retention and effectively cost agencies and the state less money.

Keywords

disability services, intrinsic motivators, extrinsic motivators

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