, MSc, Lecturer 11, Department of Political Science, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State, Nigeria
The article summarizes the arguments and counterarguments within a scientific discussion on the issue of increasing the level of motivation and job satisfaction in organizations. The main objective of the study is to identify facts of increasing the employee job satisfaction and to determine key tools for increasing their motivation towards effective and quality work. The systematization of literary sources and approaches to solving the problem of improving the productivity of economic entities indicates the significant urgency of the problems associated with the low level of motivation of employees. The relevance of solving this scientific problem lies in the fact that motivation plays an important role, since it forms the basis of managerial functions in the context of planning and organizing business, improves the performance of employees in an organization. Methodological tools of the research were methods of data analysis and synthesis, surveys and statistical methods. The subject of the study is employees of the University of Africa and Market Square Bayelsa State. The paper presents the results of an empirical analysis, which show that motivation and job satisfaction are considered a means of increasing the effectiveness of the organization and providing quality services, as well as a tool to achieve high productivity. The study anchored on Herzberg two factors theory of motivation and the research adopted a qualitative technique. The research empirically confirms and theoretically proves that there is a strong link between motivation and job satisfaction for efficient service delivery in the various organizations and that wages, bonuses also play an important part of motivating employees which increases job satisfaction within organizations. The study recommends prompt payment of salaries and all entitlements, which actually help to encourage employees towards effective job satisfaction.
Keywords: employees, job satisfaction, motivation, organization, performance.
JEL Classification: E24, J28, L16, L25.
Cite as: Sapele, F.F., Idoniboye-Obu, S.A. (2019). Motivation and Job Satisfaction in Organizations: A Study of University of Africa and Market Square Company, Bayelsa State. Business Ethics and Leadership, 3(3), 78-87. http://doi.org/10.21272/bel.3(3).78-87.2019.
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