Tag Archives: Motivation

Digital Citizenship and its impact on the level of achievement motivation for students from the point of view of the coordinators and supervisors of digital transformation in the future gate of the Tabuk region (Published)

The aim of the present study was to identify the concept of digital citizenship and its effect on the level of achievement motivation for students from the point of view of the coordinators and supervisors of the digital transition in the future gate of the Tabuk region. To achieve this goal, the researcher followed the descriptive approach as one of the qualitative research methods, Was conducted with the general coordinator of the gate of the future and supervisors in the area of ​​Tabuk, and after the collection of data and analysis reached a number of results, the most important was that the emphasis was on the students’ understanding of the concept of digital citizenship through the courses and meetings that were held for students in advance and You will also be able to follow the school’s digital transformation officer and the portal coordinator in the region and technical support. The Future Gateway application transforms the traditional learning environment into an effective e-learning environment, helps eliminate the burdens of the paper environment and expands learning and learning processes The scope of the classroom and the school environment, as well as the absence of negative repercussions for the misuse of the application, through the existence of a special portal (username) for students and parents, as well as follow the official of the digital transformation in school and technical support for the initiative periodically and regularly, The study revealed a number of challenges in implementing the digital portal, the most important of which was the infrastructure, the mechanism of spreading digital culture, The argument of students to more devices as well as the lack of clear regulations for the work of the portal, and the lack of clarity of the relationship and organization between educational supervisors and teachers.

Keywords: Achievement, Digital Transformation, Digital citizenship, Motivation, future gate

Factors Impacting Employees’ Job Motivation: A Case of Commercial Banks in Can Tho City (Published)

Vietnam is accelerating the process of industrialization and modernization of integration into the international market. The biggest strength of Vietnam in relation to other countries is the abundant human resources, able to quickly acquire technology. However, in the context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, Vietnam’s labor productivity is still low. Therefore, it is important for commercial banks to ensure the competiveness. The study objective is to find out the determinants affecting the employees’ job motivation of Commercial Banks in Can Tho City. The researchers’ surveyed 400 employees working for commercial banks and answered 28 questions but 370 employees processed. The primary sources of data collected from November 2018 to May 2019 in Can Tho City. Simple random sampling technique. The Data analyzed Cronbach’s Alpha and the exploratory factor analysis (EFA), which used for multiple linear regression and using partial least squares method. Employees’ responses measured through an adapted questionnaire on a 5-point Likert scale. In addition, the findings of the study have six factors affecting the employees’ job motivation of Commercial Banks in Can Tho City with significance level 0.05.

Keywords: Employee, Job, Motivation, commercial banks and TDU

Minimum Wage Increment a Necessity: The Role of Wages and Work-Stress on Employee’s Job Satisfaction among Civil Servants in South Western Nigeria (Published)

Over the year, there is an increasing vehement vociferation on the increment of minimum wage among Civil Servants in South West Nigeria.  As a result of this uprising, the purpose of this study was to investigate the role of wages and work stress and employee’s job satisfaction among South Western Nigerians Civil Servants in the South West region of Nigeria.

Survey research design was adopted for the study using cluster sampling technique, 212 (96 females, 116 males) with mean age of 41.82 and SD of 9.57 Civil Servants from three South Western State in Nigeria was considered for the study.  The research instruments were Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) and National Institute of Occupational Safety (NIOS).  Three hypotheses were formulated and tested with Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple regression analysis.  The result revealed that wages     r(210) = .49, P < .01   had significant positive relationship with job satisfaction.  Work stress r(210 = -.82, P < .01 had significant negative relationship with job satisfaction.  Finally, the result of multiple regression indicated that R= .83, R2 = .68 f (2,209) = 144.26, P < .01   exerted a significant interaction influence on job satisfaction.  It is therefore recommended that government should be orientated on how the increment in minimum wage and reduction in job stress can help foster employee’s job satisfaction which will in turn boost employee’s productivity.

Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Minimum Wage, Motivation, Productivity and Work Stress

Communicative Competence in English as a Foreign Language: Its Meaning and the Pedagogical Applications for Its Development (Published)

This study aims to describe the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes within the Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies of Monastir, Tunisia. In order to explore the attitudes of learners in this institution, a questionnaire was adopted. Scrutiny of the results shows that an overwhelming majority of these students are motivated to study English but there are some constraints related to time-table and the use of information and communication technology. Ultimately, this study aims to improve the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes in the Tunisian higher education.

Keywords: English for Specific purposes, Information and Communication Technology, Learners‟ attitudes, Motivation

Students’ Perceptions of Esp Courses: The Case Of The Preparatory Institute For Engineering Studies Of Monastir, Tunisia (Published)

This study aims to describe the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes within the Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies of Monastir, Tunisia. In order to explore the attitudes of learners in this institution, a questionnaire was adopted. Scrutiny of the results shows that an overwhelming majority of these students are motivated to study English but there are some constraints related to time-table and the use of information and communication technology. Ultimately, this study aims to improve the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes in the Tunisian higher education.

Keywords: English for Specific purposes, Information and Communication Technology, Learners‟ attitudes, Motivation

Multiple Prediction of Research Productivity: H-Index (Published)

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

Choosing Performing Arts Pedagogy Courses: Pre-Service Generalist Teachers Motivation (Published)

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.

Keywords: Colleges Of Education, Ghana, Motivation, Pedagogy, Performing Arts, Pre-service Generalist Teachers

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.

Keywords: Employee Retention, Motivation, Motivational Strategies, Promotion Opportunities, Salaries, Turnover

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.

Keywords: Human Resources Information Systems., Motivation, motivation methods and techniques

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.

Keywords: Motivation, Professional Satisfaction, Technological Educational Institute Of Western Greece

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.

Keywords: Cross River, Leadership Style, Learning, Motivation, Students, Teacher

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.

Keywords: Motivation, Problem Solving, Science

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.

Keywords: Cold Communication, Motivation, 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.

Keywords: Discovery, Motivation, Strategy

Factors Affecting Staffs’ Service Motivation of Commercial Banks in Ho Chi Minh City (Published)

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.

Keywords: Banks’ Staff, Commercial Bank and Hutech, Motivation, Service

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.

Keywords: Motivation, Social Studies, Students’ Academic, Tertiary Institutions

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.

Keywords: Decision Making, Employee, Employee Engagement, Motivation, Organizational Performances and Job satisfaction, Organizational goals, Productivity

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.

Keywords: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Intentions, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship education, Motivation

Impact of University Motivated Environment on Students Learning (Published)

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.

Keywords: Environment, Impact, Learning, Motivation, Students, University

The Effect of Motivation on Developing EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension Skills (Published)

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.

Keywords: EFL Learners’, Motivation, Reading Comprehension