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Title: Motivation and learning in manufacturing industries
Authors: Mat, Shafizal
Case, Keith
Mohamaddan, Shahrol
Goh, Yee M.
Keywords: Motivation
Satisfaction
Performance and learning
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: IOS Press
Citation: MAT, S. ...et al., 2016. Motivation and learning in manufacturing industries. IN: Goh, Y.M. and Case, K. (eds). Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXX, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2016), Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, September 2016, pp. 225-230.
Abstract: Problems of motivation and job satisfaction have continued to plague developing countries like Malaysia. The driving factors to motivate employees have frequently been studied, but no correlation between motivation and job satisfaction has been found. The study described here focuses on work motivation, satisfaction and performance together with their relationships with learning behaviours. The research consisted of an industrial study of 356 employees from manufacturing industries in Malaysia. Unskilled employees preferred group working on complex tasks whereas skilled employees preferred to work individually, in both cases increasing motivation, satisfaction and performance. Task complexity was found to be an important factor in job design and learning. Learning in groups was a significant factor in workplace learning for both unskilled and skilled employees. Knowledge of the relationships between motivation and learning is expected to be useful for employers and policy makers in organisations especially in manufacturing industries in Malaysia.
Description: The final publication is available at IOS Press through http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-668-2-225
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-668-2-225
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23040
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-668-2-225
ISBN: 9781614996675
ISSN: 2352-751X
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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