Optimism: A Factor of Intrinsic Motivation and AchievementSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:09
The concept of optimism as mechanism for improving individual performance has been
discussed in the management literature by different researchers. Though studies concerning
optimism in the workplace are comparatively limited, yet specific evidences exist that connect
the optimism with the achievement and improvement in individual’s personal and
professional growth. In Academic field, optimism is one of the significant organizational and
individual characteristics that have recently fascinated educational researchers'
consideration in improving academic learning and achievement. The ability to live in
optimistic manner is most probably drawn from an inherent inclination to be positive.
Optimism is generally defined as the mental attitude in which an individual views life from a
positive perspective. It means that it is intrinsic in nature which motivates an individual to
believe in positive side of life and put efforts for the desired results. The purpose of this study
is to discuss the relationships between optimism and different other dimensions such as
intrinsic motivation, leadership, components of optimism in teacher’s perspective and how
optimism deals with interpersonal relationships.