What Precisely is Valence? Definition of Valence

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What Precisely is Valence? Definition of Valence

Hi, for me it's hard to understand "valence"? It's not in my English dictionary. Can you give me some help?

  Richie Siziba
HR Consultant

Defining Valence in Vroom's Theory

Hi, try processing this definition, valence means "value" and refers to beliefs about outcome desirability (Redmond, 2010).
For instance, a bonus may not increase the motivation for an employee who is motivated by formal recognition or by increased status such as promotion.
Valence can be thought of as the pressure or importance that a person puts on an expected outcome.. Hope that helps!

  ahmed mahmoud ahmed abdo
ex-lecturer at the faculty of commerce Banha University, Egypt


Valence as I understand is "the effective emotional elements resulted from the conviction of the employee of the aims he aspires to fulfill, the performance expected and the anticipated output.

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