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Exploring the Relationship Between Employee Motivation and Management Skills

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TITLE: Exploring the Relationship Between Employee Motivation and Management Skills
 
RESEARCHER: Traci Aegerter
College of Business and Public Administration
University of La Verne
Unpublished master’s thesis: March 2006

OBJECTIVE
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between employee motivation and management skills.

METHODOLOGY
The convenience sample consisted of 71 employees (66% response rate) and 7 managers (29% response rate) from five branches within one company in the distribution industry. Respondents completed the Leadership Practices Inventory and the Job Satisfaction Survey (Warr, Wall & Cook, 1979). A group of managers also completed an online questionnaire consisting of a number of open-ended set of questions.

KEY FINDINGS
Significant correlations were found between the five leadership practices and all four dimensions of the Job Satisfaction Survey (i.e., job satisfaction, employee relations satisfaction, intrinsic satisfaction, and extrinsic satisfaction).

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