MOTIVATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AS PREDICTORS OF WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE IN A BREAD FACTORY FROM ROMANIA
aPhD Student, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Bucharest University
The aim of this study is to investigate and highlight the features of an organization from Romanian bakery sector and to predict work performance in the current economic crisis. For this purpose an instrument was developed and applied with three distinct parts: a section of employees’ mental representations; the hierarchy of motivational factors at work; and a 46 items questionnaire made of five main factors: Communication, Motivation, Satisfaction, Organizational commitment, Perception of the economic crisis. The study involved 80 employees (55 women and 25 men) from a multinational milling – bakery company, aged between 19 and 58 years (m = 37.17). The results concluded that the most significant correlations are between communication and job satisfaction (r = 0.73, p = 0.001), motivation and satisfaction (r = 0.82, p = 0.001), satisfaction and organizational commitment (r =- 0.75, p = 0.001). Multiple regression analysis reveals that organizational commitment is the main predictor of work activity performance, explaining 75% of its variance values (R square = 0.758). The answers to mental representations reflect the level of motivation and satisfaction, the quality of communication, and the perception of the economic crisis. The first three elements of the financial and non-financial hierarchy are: the salary, held position in a company/ organization and job security.
Keywords: motivation, satisfaction, organizational commitment, organization.
This article can be cited as:
M. Neagu (2010). Motivation and organizational commitment as predictors of workplace performance in a bread factory from Romania. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology vol.1, no.1, pp.13-23, 2010.
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