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Mapping site-based construction workers' motivation: expectancy theory approach

Ghoddousi, Parviz, Bahrami, Nima, Chileshe, Nicholas and Hosseini, M.Reza 2014, Mapping site-based construction workers' motivation: expectancy theory approach, Construction economics and building, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 60-77, doi: 10.5130/AJCEB.v14i1.3712.

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Title Mapping site-based construction workers' motivation: expectancy theory approach
Author(s) Ghoddousi, Parviz
Bahrami, Nima
Chileshe, Nicholas
Hosseini, M.Reza
Journal name Construction economics and building
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 60
End page 77
Total pages 18
Publisher UTS ePress
Place of publication Haymarket, N.S.W.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1835-6354
1837-9133
Keyword(s) Motivation
Expectancy theory
Structural equation modelling
Workers
Construction industry
Summary The aim of this study is to apply a recently proposed model of motivation based on expectancy theory to site-based workers in construction and confirm the validity of this model for the construction industry. The study drew upon data from 194 site-based construction workers in Iran to test the proposed model of motivation. To this end, the structural equation modelling (SEM) approach based on the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) technique was deployed. The study reveals that the proposed model of expectancy theory incorporating five indicators (i.e. intrinsic instrumentality, extrinsic instrumentality, intrinsic valence, extrinsic valence and expectancy) is able to map the process of construction workers' motivation. Nonetheless, the findings posit that intrinsic indicators could be more effective than extrinsic ones. This proffers the necessity of construction managers placing further focus on intrinsic motivators to motivate workers.
Language eng
DOI 10.5130/AJCEB.v14i1.3712
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30075625

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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