Motivation (intrinsic & extrinsic), Job Commitment and Job Satisfaction among Public Sector Employees

Author: Tabassum Shahzad

Supervisor: Shazia Khalid

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

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


The current study explored the effect of motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic)
on job commitment and job satisfaction among public sectors employees.
It was hypothesized that there is likely to be relationship between intrinsic
& extrinsic motivation and Job commitment. Another hypothesis was job
satisfaction would be related to extrinsic motivation and job commitment.
Intrinsic & extrinsic motivation would predict job commitment of
employees. It was also hypothesized that Intrinsic & extrinsic motivation
and job commitment would predict job satisfaction. Sample of 150
employees were selected from the Water and Power Development
Authority (WAPDA) and also from Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
(SNGP) through non probability convenient sampling. The employees
ranged in ages between 25-55 years, with mean age of 35 (SD = 1.08).
Workplace Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Scale (WEIMS Tremblay,
Blanchard, Villeneuve, Taylor, & Pelletier, 2009), Organizational
Commitment Questionnaire (Mowday, Porter & Smith, 1979) and Generic
Job Satisfaction Scale (macdonald & maclntyre, 1997) were used. Results
demonstrate that intrinsic motivation was positively related to extrinsic
motivation and job commitment. It also showed that Job satisfaction was
positively related to extrinsic motivation and job commitment. It also
demonstrates that extrinsic motivation had no significant relationship with
job commitment. Results from regression analysis show that intrinsic
motivation predicted of job commitment while both intrinsic & extrinsic
motivation and job commitment predicted of job satisfaction. The present
research can be used as a basis for future research. Training programs
could be arranged to enhance productivity of the employees so that it may
increase the commitment and job satisfaction of public sector employees.

Keywords: Motivation, Job Commitment , Job Satisfaction.

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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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