present study deals with the study of motivation of employees and its
relationship to some other relevant variables. The study was conducted on the
workers of JCT Electronics Ltd., Vadodara, in May, 2011.
This paper tries to find out the Motivation level of the respondents and
figures it out into three different categories of Low, Moderate and High.
Further, it tries to establish the relationship if any that exists between
Motivation as a dependent variable and Age, Experience and Education level of
the employees as independent variables. Data of both types
i.e., primary and secondary has been used for the study. Secondary data has
been collected through company’s Documents, Manual and its website, the Primary
data is collected from 70 employees belonging to different educational
backgrounds, hierarchical positions and age groups through a questionnaire that
contains factors that have been taken from McClelland’s achievement needs theory, Herzberg’s two factor
theory, Latham and Locke’s goal theory, and Hackman and Oldham’s job
characteristics model, which are different in approach, yet complimentary. The instrument employs 11 questions on a 5 point likert based scale. The
responses from the respondents were then subjected to statistical tests.
The results show that Motivation level of
respondents is quite good, though there is scope of improvement as there were
respondents with low level of motivation. Further, motivation seems to be
unrelated with the different independent variables. It can be inferred from the
results that factors responsible for motivating employees seem to be present in
the environment of the organization.