Research Productivity, h-index, of faculty is predicted on their job-satisfaction, persistence, optimism, self-discipline, motivation, and procrastination. Never has been a better answer than H-Index in the history of science to the question of how to quantify the cumulative productivity, accomplishments, impact, and relevance of a researcher’s scientific work. Multiple Prediction design of correlational research method was adopted in the investigation. Faculty in natural sciences in universities around the world constituted the population. A multistage random sample of 180 faculty, 30 from each continent 7 or 8 from each of 24 universities, and 4 universities from each of 6 continents made the sample. Results showed statistically significant 21 correlation coefficients among the seven variables. The six independent variables taken together, significantly predicted research productivity [F (6, 173) = 72.379, p < .01, R2 = .715]. Each of persistence, optimism, self-discipline, and procrastination unilaterally predicted research productivity significantly. Neither job-satisfaction nor motivation singlehandedly predicted research productivity. Multiple regression equation was created for the prediction of research productivity from the six independent variables. Predicted values and residuals for each participant were tabulated.
Keywords: Continents in the world, Correlational research method., Faculty, H-index; Multiple prediction, Job Satisfaction, Motivation, Optimism, Persistence, Procrastination, Research productivity, Research productivity h-index, Self-discipline
Performing Arts pedagogy courses have not been the choice of pre-service generalist teachers in Wesley College of Education in the city of Kumasi, Ghana between 2010/2011 and 2016/2017 academic years. At the beginning of the 2017/2018 academic year, six students selected the course as their elective for study. This study explores the motivation behind these pre-service teachers selecting the Performing Arts pedagogy courses for study. Prior engagement in the performing arts, expectation of ability to teach, and achieving good examination results emerged as the main themes from the analysis of qualitative semi-structured interview data. Findings suggest that there is a relationship between prior experiences in the performing arts and motivation to continue engagements in the arts. Further research with pre-service teachers to identify their needs, interests, abilities and background experiences in the performing arts will help teacher educators to train students to be effective practitioners in their future classrooms.
Motivation and Employee Retention in Bagabaga College of Education in Northern Region, Ghana (Published)
High retention of employees has been identified as one of the prerequisites for a consistent development and accomplishment of organizational goals. However, it has been established that employee motivation influences employee retention. Primary aim of this study was to investigate motivation and retention of employees at the Bagabaga College of Education. A sample size of 50 respondents comprising both teaching and non-teaching staff was purposively selected. Data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics. The study found that the most important motivational packages available are salary, promotional opportunities, work environment and security. Amongst these motivational packages, salaries were found to have the greatest effect on retention. The study also found that that there were gender differences in the perception of motivational packages where the male employees valued financial rewards, salaries and promotions, while the female employees were more motivated by security, work relation and work environment. It is therefore recommended that the government should migrate all the staff from the GES payroll to the Tertiary Payroll.
The Role of Information Systems in the Process Of Motivation. Case Study: Administrative Services of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece (Published)
The human factor is the most important capital of an organization, since its abilities, qualifications and performance can contribute to achieving its goals. The effort of executives to motivate workers to increase their work performance is more pressing than ever given the drop in workforce. The aim of this paper is to highlight the contribution of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) to the motivation of the administrative staff of the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Western Greece. The quantitative method was used, while the research was conducted by using closed-type questionnaires which were distributed to the administrative staff of the TEI of Western Greece. According to the findings of the research, HRIS support the motivation process and help strengthen the role of leading executives in this direction. The importance of HRIS is perceived by employees as they manage to improve working conditions, strengthen collaboration and communication among employees, provide job satisfaction and eventually motivate employees.
The Contribution of Motivation to Job Satisfaction: A Survey of Technological Educational Institute Employees of Western Greece (Published)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the views of employees and in particular of the administrative staff of the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece regarding the impact of motivation on their professional satisfaction. The tool used for the survey is the questionnaire, while the analysis of the results of the survey was carried out with the SPSS statistical package. The results of the survey showed that promotion, privileges, benefits and colleagues strongly influence the overall satisfaction of employees, potential rewards and communication have a very strong impact on the overall satisfaction of workers, while the overall satisfaction of those employed by their work appeared to be in neutral contexts.
Mathematics Teachers’ Leadership Styles and Learning Motivation among Secondary School Students in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)
The study investigated Mathematics teachers’ leadership styles and learning motivation as perceived by secondary school students in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State. The study utilized descriptive research design. Three research questions were asked to guide the study. Sample size was five hundred and ninety nine (599) SSII students randomly selected from 49 public secondary schools through stratified random sampling technique. Mathematics Teachers’ Leadership Styles and Learning Motivation Questionnaires (MTLSMQ) with reliability coefficient of 0.74 were used to gather data for the study. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression statistical technique. Result showed that there is significant positive relationship between teachers’ leadership styles and students learning motivation. Based on the findings, ,it was recommended among others that training programme on leadership and general attitude to work should be organized for mathematics teachers in particular and teachers in general. This will help them to realize that they are leaders in the classroom.
The Impact of the Problem-Solving Strategy in Stimulating Students’ Motivation to Learn Science (Published)
The study aimed to identify the impact of problem solving strategy in stimulating motivation of students to learn science, and to achieve the objectives of the study followed the researcher descriptive analytical approach in terms of application of the study tool and data collection and analysis, and the study population of all eighth grade students in the Directorate of Education Jerash. The sample of the study consisted of (30) students of eighth grade in Al-Fadl Ibn Abbas Elementary School for Boys. The study found that there is an impact of problem solving strategy in stimulating students’ motivation to learn science. The problem solving strategy contributes (65%) Encouraging student motivation to learn science, and recommended the researcher to work to mainstream the problem-solving strategy in all regions of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan because of its many benefits stimulate the motivation of students to learn.
The Effect of the Cold Call Strategy in Excitability of Students Motivation Basic Stage To Learn Science in Jordan (Published)
The study aims to identify the effect of the cold call strategy in raising the motivation of students in the basic stage in Jordan to learn science. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher followed the analytical descriptive approach in terms of applying the study tool and data collection and analysis. Of the Jerash Educational Directorate, while the sample of the study was ( 30) students, The study concluded that there is an impact of the cold call strategy in raising the motivation of students of basic stage in Jordan to learn science. The researcher recommended conducting training courses for the science teacher to show the importance of cold call strategy in stimulating students’ motivation to learn science.
The Impact of Learning-Based Learning Strategy through Discovery in the Development of Student Motivation towards Learning English in Jordan (Published)
The present study aimed to identify the impact of learning-based learning strategy through discovery in the development of student motivation towards learning English in Jordan. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher followed the analytical descriptive approach in terms of applying the study tool and data collection and analysis. The study found that there were (35) students from Deir Al-Liat secondary school for girls. The study found that there is an impact on the strategy of learning based on learning through discovery in the development of motivation Lab about learning English in Jordan, the researcher recommended to circulate the results of the current study by the Jordanian Ministry of Education on the various directorates to take advantage of the results in raising the students’ motivation to learn English.
Human resource is considered the most valuable asset of a bank and different factors affect its performance and efficiency. In today’s world of non-stop change, in which banks are competing with all their capabilities, a big portion of bank’s energy is put into the attention given to staff. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the factors affecting the service motivation of the staffs of commercial banks. This is a quantitative research study and data were collected through questionnaire containing a 5-point Likert scale. The findings of this study revealed that five factors enhance the motivation whereas administrative policies improve the motivation of bank staffs. The study results showed that there were 300 staffs related to bank sector in Ho Chi Minh City who interviewed and answered about 22 questions. The Data collected from June 2016 to July 2017. This study had been analyzed Cronbach’s Alpha testing, KMO testing and the result of KMO testing used for the multiple regression. Persons’ responses measured through an adapted questionnaire for staffs. The Data processed by SPSS 20.0. In addition, five components affecting staffs’ service motivation of commercial banks in Ho Chi Minh City with significance level 5 percent and then the researcher has recommendations improving the staffs’ service motivation in the future.
Achievement Motivation towards Social Studies on Students’ Academic Achievement in Tertiary Institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)
This research examined Achievement motivation towards Social Studies on students’ academic achievement in tertiary institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of this study, one hypothesis was formulated to direct the study. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. A sample of six hundred and seventy-three (673) students was randomly selected for the study. The instruments for data collection were the Achievement Motivation towards social Studies Questionnaire (AMTOSSQ) and Social Studies Achievement Test (SOSAT) developed by the researchers which were subjected to validation by experts in measurement and evaluation and psychology. The reliability estimates of the instruments were established through the split-half reliability method and it associate Spearman Brown prophesy formula. Pearson product moment correlation analysis was adopted to test the hypothesis at .05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed that achievement motivation towards Social Studies on students’ academic achievement has a significant positive relationship in the subject. Based on the finding of the study, it was recommended that students should develop high achievement motivation towards social studies and other subjects as this will manifest in higher academic achievement and vice versa.
The Impact of Motivation on Employee Performances: A Case Study of Karmasangsthan Bank Limited, Bangladesh. (Published)
Employees are the heart of any organization. For any organization to operate smoothly and without any interruption, employee cooperation cannot be replaced with anything else. It is of utmost importance that the employees of an organization not only have a good relationship with the top management, but also they maintain a healthy and professional relationship with their coworkers. The following study is a self-conducted research on how motivational tools impact the performance of employee for betterment. The study also focused on de-motivation factors affecting employee performance negatively. A sample of individuals was selected and was interviewed with a self-administrated questionnaire to obtain primary data. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis methods. The results obtained indicate that if employees are positively motivated, it improves both their effectiveness and efficiency drastically for achieving organizational goals.
The Relationship between Entrepreneurship Education and Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions in Ogun State-Owned Universities, Nigeria (Published)
The alarming rate of unemployment in Nigeria has become a major national problem. To abate this problem, the Federal Ministry of Education made Entrepreneurship Education compulsory for all students of higher institutions in the country. This study therefore investigates the relationship between students’ exposure to Entrepreneurship Education and their career entrepreneurial intentions in Ogun State-owned universities. Six hypotheses were generated for the study. The population comprises all final year undergraduates, with a sample of six hundred and nine. Three research instruments were used. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, T-test and ANOVA. Findings revealed that Entrepreneurship Education significantly influences students’ Entrepreneurial intentions. It was recommended among others that Entrepreneurship Education should be practical-oriented so as to have greater participations in classroom interactions which would further enhance motivation.
Purpose: This research paper aims to examine the Impact of University Motivated Environment on Students Learning. Design/Methodology/Approach: Keeping in view the objectives the University Motivated Environment factors has been taken. The study sample of 300 students randomly selected from different departments of Albaha university. The use of the likert scale and a questionnaire containing 35 items related to the university motivated factors were used to measure the impact. Popular statistical T-test ANOVA was applied by using SPSS software highlighting more detailed findings of the study. Findings: The results shows that students are not satisfied with the university motivated learning environment because the services and support provided by the university related to Library, Computer, Parking, Cafeteria, Bus, Air Conditioning, Sports, Lab equipments, Cleanliness, Light, Guidelines, Track Complaints, Website, Internet Wi Fi environment, Training and placement, Update curriculum according to need of Industry, Scholarships, Sufficient number of staff to serve students, Recruiting staff according to the need of students, etc are not proper or given which affect students learning environment. Statistical analysis shows that Hypotheses is accepted in all cases. Originality/value – The value of this research is that the university will improve the services from which students are not satisfied.
This study is set up to examine how motivation affects on comprehending English texts. It concentrates on reading comprehension mainly because reading is the important one of the four skills in English as foreign language (EFL). The participants are university teachers of English language and undergraduate English language students at Blue Nile University in Sudan. The researcher used the descriptive analytical approach because it is suitable for such studies. The data of this study collected by means of questionnaire and tests. This study leads to the findings that there are: motivational techniques improve the EFL intrinsic motivation to read, motivation and attitudes affect on EFL learners’ reading comprehension skills, and different techniques of teaching reading comprehension are helpful in comprehending English texts. Finally the researcher recommends that reading strategies should be taught to EFL students and using games, elements of fun and humors in the classroom motivate students to read and understand.
Motivation is known as one of the most important factors that helps the learning process. In learning a language speaking is less motivated since it need the highest degree of confident among the other skills. Therefore, the focus of motivation should be directed first to speaking. This paper is an attempt to view some of the challenges that face Saudi students in speaking skill particularly. It also endeavors to discuss some implications that would help English teachers to motivate their students to overcome these challenges. Moreover, it displays the concept of motivation including its theories and models. After that, it links motivation to the speaking skills in the Saudi context as it defines the meaning of speaking skill, views its importance and how it should be dealt with in Saudi Arabia
Sustainable Motivational Factors towards the Enhancement of Employees Productivity and Efficiency (Published)
Motivation is the psychological process that gives behavior purpose and direction to achieve organization’s desired goals and objectives. Motivation is one of the most significant ways to attract and retain employees in an organization as well as to make them to do most productive and efficient work. Motivational factors and strategies are very significant concept of management activities to retain and make them loyal employees. All over the world, the large multinational corporations to medium and even small firms recognize that there is no best alternative ways than motivational strategies to communicate with employees and motivate them to most desired and productive work in the most efficient ways. The more a firm knows about its employee’s base, their needs, the easier it is to develop a motivational strategy that will appeal to these characteristics and motivated them well. The purpose of the study is to fine out and determine the distinct motivational strategies and factors which will suit the best to motivate employees. In the present competitive world if any business organization has to survive, it needs to keep an eye on the distinct needs of employees as well as the factors that motivate them well. The study investigates, measures, and evaluates the motivational activities of any organization from the reflection light of employee’s perceptions. To do this Five-Point Likert Scale has been used to survey employees. The study actually reveals the state of employee driven motivational activities and strategies and the employee perception on this perspective and whether these activities are standard and employee perceptions are able to increase productivity and efficiency in every organization. The study also focused to the extent that whether these activities and the defined employee perception can create positive impact on organization and be able to create positive contribution on the building of brand image of the organization. The study found that different motivational activities and its dimensions bound employees to perceive value chain of their work differently and motivate them well. So every organization should analyze the motivational factors and strategies as well as employees expectations first and then it should make a diagram or plan so that the organization can meet its target goals and objectives in the long run through employee satisfaction.
Keywords: ERG Theory, Employee Satisfaction, Employee driven motivation strategies, Equity Theory, Goal Setting Theory., Motivation, Motivation Strategies, Motivation-Hygiene Theory, expectancy theory
Methods Followed By the Southern Ghor District Teachers to Increase the Motivation among Secondary Stage Student in English Language (Published)
This study aims at identifying the methods followed by the Southern Ghor District teachers to increase the motivation among secondary stage students in English language, as well as identifying the most modern methods that can be followed to provoke the students’ motivation in this sensitive phase of the student’s age. The present study also focused on the importance of learning motivation and the factors that influence this motivation. The researcher has chosen the study sample from the English language teachers in the southern Ghor District, specifically the secondary stage teachers who have long experience in teaching this age group for no less than two successive years. The study produced a number of significant results and recommendations, and most importantly the presence of disparity in the rates of using the methods of provoking motivation by the secondary stage students and that there are no statistically significant difference in using those methods due to the variables of the study sample (gender, experience, academic degree). The researcher also recommends the necessity of activating the role of the governmental entities through the Ministry of Education in supporting teachers to increase the motivation of their students by the provision of the required material and tools, in addition to holding training courses and workshops for teachers to raise their efficiency is increasing the learning motivation of the students through the available material and tools at schools.
This paper presents both qualitative and quantitative studies on the motivation for teachers teaching in Senior High School located in rural areas and its effects on their willingness to continue staying in those areas in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Two public Senior High Schools in the rural areas of Afigya-Kwabre West district comprising two Headmasters and 120 teachers was selected by the use of purposive and simple random sampling techniques for the study. The study focused on primary data through interview, questionnaire and observation. It was revealed that the significant retention factors are the provision and administration of financial bonuses which include retention/professional allowance and Parents and Teachers Association motivational allowance. On the other hand, the teachers were very unsatisfied with their accommodation, means of transport and criteria for selecting award winners during speech and prize giving days. Therefore, governments and policy makers need to put in place strategies and also implement policies that will serve to improve the working conditions of teachers teaching in rural areas in order to serve as motivation for their retention.
Evaluating Organizational Uses of Performance Appraisal System: A Conceptual Analysis and Framework for the Future (Published)
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency may be realised when employees are frequently assessed. While performance appraisal and organisational effectiveness has gained attention among scholars, there are little studies on the specific uses performance appraisals or media through performance appraisal exercises improve corporate effectiveness. In this light, this study examines organisational uses of appraisal systems. To address the research aim, thematic literature review approach is employed to assess the organisational benefits or uses of performance appraisal results. The study finds that employee performance appraisal results are used by organisations as an instrument to enhance employee motivation, improve corporate communication, facilitate employee training and development and boost overall corporate success or effectiveness. The study therefore recommends that organisations must not see employee performance appraisal as just an annual activity but recognise it as a continuous activity and an important resources that can provide enormous benefits to enhance the success of the organisation. By these findings the study contributes significantly to knowledge by developing a model of performance appraisal outcomes. The model shows the mechanisms through which performance appraisal practices positively affect organisations and also for empirical testing particularly in developing countries’ contexts.