EXPLORING THE DIMENSIONS OF MOTIVATION IN WORK PRODUCTIVITY AMONG UNIVERSITY OF UYO NON-ACADEMIC STAFF
Keywords:Work productivity, non-academic staff, organizational objectives
The present study examined the influence of motivation on work productivity, using 57 non-academic staff purposively selected from University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. An ex-post facto survey was employed in this study. Out of the 57 non-academic staff, 22 (38.6%) were males and 35 (61.4%) were females with a mean age of 43.65 and standard deviation (SD) of 9.48. The Employee Motivation Survey and the Endicott Work Productivity Scale were employed. After collation, coding and analytical engineering of data via Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 20), the independent t-test and Pearson Correlation were employed and results revealed a significant mean difference between extrinsically motivated and intrinsically motivated non-academic staff, t (55) = 1.78, p<0.05 confirming the first hypothesis. The finding is consistent with previous studies. The second hypothesis stating there will be a significant relationship between motivation and work productivity was not confirmed (r= -0.17, p >0.05). Probable explanation leaned on the possibility that job burnout and personality type may be confounding variables. From the foregone, recommendations for intervention strategies to holistically safeguard work productivity and ensure that motivation is all-encompassing among non-academic staff in tertiary institutions that will go a long way in achieving organizational objectives were made.