INTINSIC MOTIVATION, JOB SATISFACTION AND SELF-EFFICACY AS PREDICTORS OF JOB PERFORMANCE OF INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN IJEBU ZONE OF OGUN STATE

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Author(s): Olayiwola OLUSOLA

This study investigated self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation and job satisfaction as predictors of job performance of industrial workers with the aim of improving employees’ productivity in Nigerian industrial settings. Descriptive study of expo facto was adopted. The population for this study was made up of employees of both Frigoglas Nigeria Plc Ijebu-Ode (500 workers) and Ayokunle Industry Ltd Ijebu-Ode (600 workers). A total of 150 workers were selected through simple random sampling technique from each organization. Four research instruments titled Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMT), Self-Efficacy Scale (SES) and Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS) were used to collect data for the study. Job Performance was assessed using the Annual Performance Evaluation Reports (APER). The IMT was adapted from Ryan (1982). The test retest reliability of the instrument administered within two weeks interval yielded .80. The SES was self developed and has coefficient of .82. JSS was also self developed and have coefficient of .76. It measured job satisfaction. The response format used for the instruments was the Likert format with options ranging from Strongly Agree (SA) = 4, Agree (A) = 3, Disagree (D) =2 and Strongly Disagree (SD) =1. Higher score on the scale indicate high, intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy and job satisfaction. All the instruments were divided into two parts. Part A solicited responses on personal information about respondents while part B collected data on the various variables under study. The workers completed the questionnaires while their APER forms were collected for each worker that completed the questionnaire. Multiple Regression Analysis was used to analyse data collected.0.05 level of significance was applied in the analysis.

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