Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Motivation and Success

Simon George Taukeni

University of Namibia

A pioneering researcher within the biopsychosocial model and health psychology. He also works as an editor, internal and external examiner, and principal project investigator.


Inner Motivation Self-Regulation Self-Control Exercise Sport External Motivation Secrets Behind Success Being Physically Active Feeling Successful Theories Behind Success Adversity Motivational Speech

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About the book

This book will aim to be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, psychologists, social workers, mentors, motivational speakers, life coaches, students, and other scientists. The contents of the book are intended to be written by multiple authors and experts from different related fields of psychology, philosophy, education, public health, human resource, and other human social sciences.

Combining Motivation and Success as a book title demonstrates that these are complementary goods. When two goods are complements, they experience join demand. Meaning that the demand for one good is linked to the demand for another good. Indeed, our esteemed authors will aim to put together their scholarly work to showcase the importance of motivation leading to success and vice versa. Defined as a drive or a need, motivation is a driving force inside an individual to pursue a designated goal. While success is a state of meeting a targeted goal. This simply implies that motivated individuals are most successful and this is the core theme of the book.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 10th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: June 7th 2022

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 6th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 25th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: December 24th 2022

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About the editor

Simon George Taukeni

University of Namibia

Simon George Taukeni is an author, editor, and academic. He has been working at the University of Namibia since 2011. He is also a part-time tutor at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). He is a former post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. Dr. Taukeni has a Ph.D., MPH, MEd, and BEd, as well as a specialized postgraduate diploma in Behavioral and Emotional Disorders. He has collaborated with many local and international researchers and scholars in his capacity as an editor, internal and external examiner, and principal project investigator.

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