Assesing the Role of Work Motiovation on Employee Performance

Topics: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Motivation, Psychology Pages: 59 (18047 words) Published: February 19, 2011
Umeå School of Business and Economics Course: C-Level Thesis Supervisor: Peter Hultén

“Assessing the role of work Motivation on Employee Performance”

Author: Peter Ebong Ajang

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ABSTRACT
The main purpose of this study was to” assess the role of work motivation on employee performance”. This study in an assessment of this purpose used deductive approach in which a qualitative survey was carried out among students at of Umeå Business School (USBE) who are assumed to be future employees .The survey was intended to get their responses on what they feel is (are) the best factors that could motivate them as future employees among a list of ten motivational factors. In this light the study sets to identify the most ranked factors among the ten motivational factors. The analysis from the empirical findings showed that Job satisfaction”was the most ranked factor for both sub groups that made up the sample survey. However a study from previous researches used in this study showed that different results could be obtained from different groups of already working employees. This study therefore can be seen as an introduction to a more detailed study to be carried by future researchers on the field of employee’s motivation.

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TABLE OF CONTENT
Pages Chapter One - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1 1.1 Introduction/Background- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -1 1.2 Research question/problem statement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -3 1.3 Objectives/purpose of study - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -3 1.4 Limitations and demarcations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -3 1.5 Definitions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 1.6 Disposition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5

Chapter Two- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 2.1What is motivation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 2.2 Motivational theories - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 2.3 History and explanation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 2.4 Organisational/managerial applications of Maslow need theory - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -14 2.5 Criticisms of Maslow’s need theory- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -15 2.6 Empirical studies on employees motivation using Maslow’s model- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -16

Chapter Three - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -20 3.1Scientific method- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -20 3.2 Choice of subject - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -20 3.3 Perspective - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 3.4 Preconception - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 3.5 Scientific ideal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -23 3.6 Scientific approach - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -24 3.7 Research method- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -25

Chapter Four - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27 4.1 Sample - - - - - -...
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