Job commitment and work Motivation in Traffic wardens

Author: Madiha Tahir

Supervisor: Faiz Younas

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study investigated the relationship between job commitment
and work motivation. It was hypothesized that a) There is positive
relationship between job commitment and work motivation, b) There is
likely to be a relationship between the subscales of job motivation with job
commitment, c) Extrinsic motivation level is a predictor of job
commitment. Survey research design and convenient sampling technique
was used. Sample comprised of (N = 60) males traffic wardens from the
sadder area of the Lahore, Pakistan. Organizational Commitment
Questionnaire (OCQ, Porter, 1974), Work Motivation Scale (MAWS,
Gagne, 2010) were used for assessment. Pearson Product Moment
Correlation and Regression analysis were conducted to generate results
which showed that job commitment had positive significant relationship
with work motivation in traffic wardens while only extrinsic type of work
motivation predicted high level of job commitment in traffic wardens. The
study may help to enhance the productivity of employees in different

Keywords: Job Commitment, Work Motivation, Traffic Wardens.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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