Influence of work motivation, leadership effectiveness and time management on employees' performance in some selected industries in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences
Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria; Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
The study investigated influence of work motivation, leadership effectiveness and time management on employees' performance in some selected industries in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria. 300 participants were selected through stratified random sampling from the population of staff of the organizations. The study employed expost facto design; data were collected through Work Motivation Behaviour Profile (α = 0.89), Leadership Behaviour Rating scale (α = 0.88) and Time management Behaviour Inventory (α = 0.90) adapted from Workers' Behaviour Assessment Battery.Three research questions were answered at 0.05 level of significance. The data were analysed using multiple regression statistical method and correlation matrix. The findings revealed that the three independent variables (work motivation, leadership effectiveness and time management) accounts for 27.2% variance in employees' performance (R2 adjusted = 0.272). Each of the independent variables contributed to employees' performance. In terms of magnitude of the contribution, leadership effectiveness was the most potent contributor to employees' performance (β = 0.521, t = 7.11, P < 0.05), followed by work motivation (β = 0.289, t = 5.42, P < 0.05) while time management was the least contributor to employees' performance (β = 0.190, t = 2.43, P < 0.05), Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that employers, human resource managers and other leaders in organizations are encouraged to show greater interest in the welfare of workers to make them more valuable contributors to the success of the organization. © EuroJournals, Inc. 2009.