Associate Professor, Department of Management & Royal Bank of Canada Professorship in Work Motivation
Marylène Gagné (PhD University of Rochester) is a professor of organizational behavior. Her research examines how organizations, through their structures, cultures, rewards, tasks, and managerial/leadership styles, affect people’s motivational orientations, and also examines the consequences of these orientations for individual and organizational performance, and for individual mental health. She also conducts research on the area of family business succession.
She is the recipient of a two JMSB Researcher Awards, a Concordia University Research Award, and a Canadian Psychological Association New Researcher Award, and has published in top organizational behavior and psychology journals. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Current Research Projects:
The Motivational Leadership Training Program
The Development of Vocational Interests
The Effects of Compensation System on Employee Motivation
Managing and Motivating Volunteer Workers
For information on self-determination theory, with related articles and questionnaires:
C., & Gagné, M. (in press). How do work motivation and social
support predict job burnout over time? Journal of Organizational
Ryan, R.M., Weinstein, N., Bernstein, J., Brown, K.W., Mistrella, L., & Gagné, M. (2010). Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in nature. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 30, 159-168.
Gagné, M., Forest, J., Gilbert, M.-H., Aubé, C., Morin, E., & Malorni (2010). The Motivation at Work Scale: Validation evidence in two languages. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 70, 628-646.
Gagné, M. (2009). A model of knowledge sharing motivation. Human Resource Management, 48, 571-589.
Gagné, M., Chemolli, E., Forest, J., & Koestner, R. (2008). The temporal relations between work motivation and organizational commitment. Psychologica Belgica, 48, 219-241.
Gagné, M., & Forest, J. (2008). The study of compensation systems through the lens of self-determination theory: Reconciling 35 years of debate. Canadian Psychology, 49, 225-232.
Roca, J. C., & Gagné, M. (2008). Understanding e-learning continuance intention in the workplace: A self-determination theory perspective. Computers in Human Behavior 24, 1596-1604.
Millette, V., & Gagné, M. (2008). Designing Volunteers’ Tasks to Maximize Motivation, Satisfaction and Performance: The impact of job characteristics on the outcomes of volunteer involvement. Motivation and Emotion, 32, 11-22.
Muraven, M., & Gagné, M., Rosman, H. (2008). Helpful self-control: Autonomy support, vitality, and depletion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 573-585.
Meyer, J. P., & Gagné, M. (2008). Employee engagement from a self-determination theory perspective. Industrial and Organizational Perspectives, 1, 60-62.
Muraven, M., H. Rosman, & Gagné, M. (2007). Lack of autonomy and self-control: Performance contingent rewards lead to greater depletion. Motivation and Emotion, 31, 322-330.
Brun de Pontet, S., Wrosch, C., & Gagne, M. (2007). An exploration of the generational differences in levels of control held among family businesses approaching succession. Family Business Review, 20, 4, 337–354.
Williams, G. C., Gagné, M., Mushlin, A. I., & Deci, E. L. (2005). Motivation for behavior change in patients with chest pain. Health Education, 105, 304-321.
Gagné, M., & Deci, E. L. (2005). Self-determination theory as a new framework for understanding organizational behavior. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26, 331-362. [reprinted in 2009 in the 30th anniversary virtual issue.]
J. P., Parfyonova, N., & Gagné, M. (2010). Motivation and
commitment. In S. Albrecht (Ed), Handbook of employee engagement. UK:
Gagné, M., & Bhave, D. (2010). Autonomy in the workplace: An essential ingredient to employee engagement and well-being. In V. Chirkov, R. M. Ryan, and K. M. Sheldon (Eds), Handbook of autonomy in cross-cultural context. New York, NY: Springer.
Gagné, M., & Forest, J. (2009). La motivation au travail selon la théorie de l’autodétermination. In P. Roussel, J. Rojot, & C. Vandenberghe (Eds.), Comportement organisationnel – Volume 3 (pp.). Bruxelles~: Éditions De Boeck.
Gagné, M., & Blanchard, C. (2007). Self-determination theory and well-being in athletes: It's the situation that counts. In M. Hagger (Ed.) Self-determination theory in Sports Psychology.
J. D. E., Morin, D., & Gagné, M. (2011, May). Clickers and deep
learning in a large undergraduate management course. Paper presented at
the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education,
Gagné, M. & Schabram, K. (2011, April). Relations between perceptions of violence at work and psychological health. Symposium (Chair J. Dienfendorff) presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
Chemolli, E. & Gagné, M. (2011, April). Exploring the relationship between motivation at work and organizational commitment. Symposium (Chair J. Dienfendorff) presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
Hortop, G., Wrosch, C., & Gagné, M. (2011, January). The why and how of goal pursuit: Interactive effects of motivation and control on subjective well-being. Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Gagné, M., Schabram, K., Briand, M., & Malorni, A. (2010, August). Work motivation as a mediator of the relation between leadership and well-being. Symposium presented (Chair, E. K. Kelloway) at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.
Chemolli, E., Gagné, M., & Rappagliosi, C. M. (2010, May). Transactional leadership and motivation and work. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Chemolli, E. & Gagné, M. (2010, May). Motivation at work: From Continuum to Profile. Symposium presentation (Chair: M. Gagné) at the 4th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Ghent, Belgium.
Grenier, S., Chiocchio, F., & Gagné, M. (2010, May). Team-level communication, autonomous motivation at work, and job satisfaction: Amultilevel examination of cross-level effects. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Ghent, Belgium.
Collaianni, G., Batistelli, A., & Gagné, M. (2010, May). The role of work motivation in the relation among perceived supervisor support, dispositional resistance to change and innovative work behavior, according to the perspective of self-determination theory. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Ghent, Belgium.
M. (2010, May). The Motivational Leadership Training Program.
Presentation at the 4th International Self-Determination Theory
Conference, Ghent, Belgium.
Gagné, M. (2010, March). The Motivation Leadership Training Program. University of Birmingham, U.K.
Gagné, M. (2009, November). The Motivation Leadership Training Program. Saint-Mary’s University, Halifax, NS.
Gagné, M. (2009, June). The Motivational Leadership Training Program. CSIOP Institute, Montreal, Canada.
agné, M. (2009, May). The Motivational Leadership Training Program. LIHRE, Université Toulouse 1, France.
Gagné, M. (2009, April). The Motivational Leadership Training Program. University of Western Ontarion Department of Psychology.
Gagné, M. (2009, February). Work motivation through the lens of self-determination theory. University of Verona, Italy.
Gagné, M. (2008, October). Innovation en rémunération. Conference Board of Canada, Montreal, Qc.
Gagné, M. (2008, May). Compensation systems through the lens of self-determination theory: Reconciling 35 years of debate. LIHRE, Université Toulouse 1, France.
Gagné, M. (2008, February). Positive psychology: The motivational leadership training program. Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Ont.
Marylène GagnéAssociate Professor, Department of Management & Royal Bank of Canada Professorship in Work Motivation
PhD (University of Rochester)
Contact InformationJohn Molson School of Business
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
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Office: MB 13.359
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Area of Expertise
- Family business succession
- Individual performance
- Job design
- Self regulation
- Work motivation