Model: self-determination theory in organizations
The article describes the various types of research in which the relations between the variables in this model are examined, experimental (lab) research, correlational studies, intervention studies in organizations (experimental), and meta-analyses.
The role of moneyThe authors also extensively discuss the influence of money on motivation and employee performance. Of course, we usually expect a financial compensation for the work we do so it is justified to believe that money can play some kind of stimulating role. But research has shown that money, especially in the form of pay for performance, can also undermine motivation and performance.
Summarizing the research the authors write that pay for performance can positively affect the quantity of the work providing the tasks involved aren't too complex. Furthermore they write that the optimal route to high quality performance, especially with complex tasks, consists of (1) equitable pay, (2) the absence of salient forms of pay for performance, and (3) autonomy support.