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Title: Motivation and perceived productivity at a merged higher education institution
Authors: Ramdhani, Jugathambal 
Keywords: Education and state--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal;Education, Higher--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal;Universities and colleges--Mergers--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal
Issue Date: 2008
Higher Education institutions have undergone and are still undergoing
transformation in South Africa and this research focused on the merger of a
higher education institution as a background to conduct empirical evidence to
investigate the relationship between motivation and perceived productivity at
the organization under study.
In determining the relationship between motivation and perceived productivity,
three hypotheses were tested. The first hypothesis indicated that there exists
a relationship between motivation and perceived productivity. Hypothesis two
was that motivation remains constant through a merger and the last
hypothesis was listed as perceived productivity remains constant through a
merger. The concept of motivation was very broad, so the study narrowed the
focus so that the factors that were examined were collectively labelled
motivation resulting from contentment in the workplace and from rewards for
good performance. The third aspect of motivation that forms part of the study
is that of motivators.
The primary data employed included a self administered survey and the
secondary data include a literature framework that underpins the discussion of
the variables motivation and productivity.
The results reflect that there is a positive relationship between motivation and
perceived productivity at the specific organization under investigation
indicating an increase or decrease in motivation is accompanied by a
corresponding increase or decrease in perceived productivity.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Business Studies Unit, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2008.
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Management Sciences)

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