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Evaluating motivational levels of employees in a contemporary South African organisation

The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the motivational levels of employees at CompSol, a contemporary South African organisation. Research for the study included a literature study of both the content and process theories of motivation in order to identify those factors that are important to consider when evaluating the levels of employee motivation. An empirical study was conducted after the appropriate measuring instrument was developed. The purpose of the measuring instrument was to identify the rank importance of these identified factors of motivation and to evaluate the levels of employee motivation by measuring the extent to which these factors are provided for in the organisation. A sample was selected from the target population, via cluster sampling, from the largest functional department within the organisation, namely the Claims processing department. The group’s dominant locus of control was also measured through the use of an appropriate measuring instrument. The major findings indicated that some of the factors of motivation were provided for to a great extent, while others had serious shortcomings. The findings were grouped into the different job title categories of the respondents in order to compare the overall responses of the groups, aimed at identifying trends, commonalities and differences. Findings also indicated that the majority of the participants have an external locus of control. The researcher suggested certain recommendations for those areas where findings indicated shortcomings, in an attempt to increase the overall levels of motivation within this specific functional department in the organisation.
Date January 2011
CreatorsVan Wyk, Charl
PublisherNelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeThesis, Masters, MBA
Formatxi, 126 pages, pdf
RightsNelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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