Effect of compensation factors on work motivation in oil palm plantation: A study on youth in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Mohd Sufri Mohd Hajar, (2010) Effect of compensation factors on work motivation in oil palm plantation: A study on youth in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

The country faces the economic, social and political impact of relies to foreign workers in the oil palm plantations. Therefore, the locals are desperately needed to take the challenge to work in oil palm industry. This research aimed to examine the effect of compensation factors to work motivation. The compensation divided into five dimension namely monetary, facilities, self progress, company reputation and social significance. Vroom's expectation and valence theory explained that individuals are motivated if they know the outcome behind the action. 385 locals youth aged between 15 to 29 years old in Kota Kinabalu area were selected as sample and completed the questionnaire. Previous research suggested that there is a positive relationship between compensation and motivation. However, this research revealed that compensation factors partially supported the work motivation in oil palm plantation. The results suggested that information and effective communication regarding oil palm industry is needed to increase local interest and awareness. Finally, the research suggested that the oil palm industry players to frequently reviewing their system and packages and furthermore communicate well with local needs and lifestyle to remain significance as industry of choice.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Work motivation, Oil palm plantation, Locals workers
Subjects:?? HD7088-7252 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:1491
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:27 May 2011 10:34
Last Modified:27 May 2011 10:34

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