The Influence of Job Motivation on Job Satisfaction: A Case Study of Polytechnic Academic Staff

  • Muhamad Saufiyudin Omar Department of Tourism & Hospitality, Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Pauh Putra, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Illyana Mohd Idrus Department of Tourism & Hospitality, Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah, Sungai Lang, 45100 Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nor Ashikin Jamal Department of Tourism & Hospitality, Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah, Sungai Lang, 45100 Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, job satisfaction, Polytechnic Malaysia


Job motivation plays a vital role in determining job satisfaction levels. In the Malaysian Polytechnic context, limited studies have investigated the influence of job motivation on job satisfaction among academic staff. Therefore, this study aims is to examine the influence of job motivation on job satisfaction among polytechnic academic staff. This study employs quantitative research and single-cross sectional study. The data is gathered using the survey method. The result of multiple regression analysis shows that job motivation significantly and positively influences job satisfaction. More specifically, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation show a significant and positive influence on job satisfaction. It implies that improving job motivation in terms of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is critically important to increase job satisfaction among polytechnic academic staff. Therefore, this study will contribute to polytechnic management as an indicator in the decision-making process to achieve the desired goals in the future.

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Omar, M., Mohd Idrus, I. and Jamal, N. A. (2021) “The Influence of Job Motivation on Job Satisfaction: A Case Study of Polytechnic Academic Staff”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(1), pp. 206 - 213. doi: