An Examination of the Mediating Role of Employees' Job Satisfaction on the Relations between the Work Motivation, Leadership Style, Competence and Employees' Performance

Lusman Mansyur, Jeni Kamase, Syahrir Mallongi, Lukman Chalid

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the direct influence of work motivation, leadership style and competence on job satisfaction, and the same direct influence on employee performance, analyze the direct effect of job satisfaction on the performance and analyze the influence not directly work motivation, leadership style and competence through job satisfaction on employee performance. This study has performed on the Regional office of Kopertis IX Sulawesi using 125 employees as a sample. The Data from the questionnaires were analyzed using Structural Equation Model using AMOS assistance 18. The study found that work motivation is a negative and significant effect on job satisfaction. Application of motivation in the form of existence, connectivity and growth is still low, but the motivation needed to improve employee satisfaction. Competence is a positive and insignificant effect on employee performance. Employee competence is still not oriented towards the innovation and technology in influencing employee performance improvement. Competence is a positive and insignificant effect through job satisfaction on employee performance. Competence practice adapted to the needs of work at the moment, these conditions have an impact on the low level of job satisfaction perceived by employees so that the cause of employee performance

Keywords

Work motivation, leadership style, competence, job satisfaction, employees' performance

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