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Asad, S and Dainty, A R J (2005) Job motivational factors for disparate occupational groups within the UK construction sector: a comparative analysis. Journal of Construction Research, 6(02), 223–36.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: Motivation; construction; quantitative analysis; construction employees; United Kingdom
- ISBN/ISSN: 1609-9451
- URL: http://www.worldscinet.com/jcr/06/0602/S1609945105000341.html
Despite the popularity of motivation research in the latter half of the twentieth century, little empirical evidence exists of the factors influencing the motivation of different occupational groups within the construction industry. Furthermore, no significant attempt has been made to compare the job motivation level difference of the employees working in large companies or small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This research attempts to fill these knowledge gaps by exploring the motivation of members of three occupational groups (professional engineers, skilled trade-craft workers and unskilled or semi-skilled general operatives), working for a variety of SMEs and large sized businesses. The findings reveal that professional employees are predominantly motivated by intrinsic reward, which contrasts markedly with unskilled workers who demonstrate a desire for extrinsic rewards. However, company size does not appear to affect the motivation of any of the groups studied significantly.