The relationship between psychological climate and work motivation in a retail setting

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Ginger Woodard (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mary Y. Morgan

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among work motivation and the components of psychological climate in the retail environment. The sample consisted of 295 management employees of a major southeastern retailer with management employees divided into three groups. The survey research method was used. The self-administered questionnaire included three sections: Work Motivation, Psychological Climate, and Demographics. Data analysis procedures used were coefficients of correlation, regression analysis, analysis of variance and analysis of covariance. In testing the relationship between the 13 subscales of psychological climate and work motivation (Hypotheses 1), results indicated that Job Importance, Organizational Identification, and Leader Goal Emphasis were significantly positively related to work motivation.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Work environment
Employee motivation
Retail trade $x Employees

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