Employee Motivation and its Role in Improving the Productivity and Organizational Commitment at Higher Education Institutions
This study investigates the impact of employee motivation on productivity and organizational commitment in the higher education sector. The data is collected using an online survey from 242 employees from public universities in northern Malaysia. During the analysis of the data, SPSS and structural equation modelling are used for generating the results. The findings show that employee motivation has a significant positive effect on employee productivity. Additionally, the effect of employee motivation on organizational commitment is positive and statistically significant. Finally, the results prove that organizational commitment has a significant positive effect on employee productivity. These results carry extreme significance to policy makers in the education sector with regards to the importance of employee motivation if they intend to enhance organizational productivity and competitiveness.