Foundation Degreee

Maslow Hierarchy

According to (McLeod, 2007) Maslow set out to study what motivates people. 

Physiological: These are a person’s basic needs. This includes “air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex and sleep” (McLeod, 2007)

Safety: “Examples of security needs include a desire for steady employment, health care, safe neighborhoods, and shelter from the environment.” (Cherry, 2016)

Love/Belonging: (Cherry, 2016) states that relationships including friendships, romantic attachments, and families help fulfill this need for companionship and acceptance, as does involvement in social, community, or religious groups.

Esteem: This includes “self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment” (Cherry, 2016). This is important to people as they wish to gain recognition for their achievements.

Self-Actualization: It is very rare for people to get to this stage as you are always trying to better yourself, therefore it is a continuous need. Due to everyone being different this means that motivation to achieve something varies.

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