International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Developing a Construct Validity under Herzberg’s Theory for Motivation of Employees in the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) –Uganda: An Exploration of Motivational Factors Affecting Agricultural Research Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. George Lukwago, Professor Benon Basheka, Dr. Epiphany P. Odubuker

An exploratory study has been undertaken to understand possible factors related to motivation of researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) agricultural research context. This is part of a large study aimed to develop construct validity under Herzberg’s theory for motivation of employees in the National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda. In this exploratory study, publications related to motivational factors in SSA agricultural research systems have been reviewed. Institutionalization of incentives, service conditions, job security and salary packages have been identified as key hygiene factors. On the other hand recognition, meaningful work, flexibility, career development, self-drive, freedom and work overload are critical motivators.

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