intrinsic motivation

Optimism: A Factor of Intrinsic Motivation and Achievement

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'