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Comparison of motivating environments for programmer/analysts and programmers in the US, Israel and Singapore

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1 Author(s)
J. D. Couger ; Coll. of Bus. Adm., Colorado Univ., Colorado Springs, CO

A comparison was made on perceptions on 26 factors relating to motivation, satisfaction, and goal setting/feedback for programmer/analysts and programmers in the U.S. Israel, and Singapore. Surveys of over 550 Israelis and 1100 Singaporeans were compared to a US database on more than 8000 computer personnel. The Job Diagnostic Survey for Data processing (JDS/DP) instrument was used to collect all data. The survey results indicated a mismatch in individual growth need and the job's motivating potential for programmers in Israel and Singapore. A mismatch also exists for Singaporean programmer/analysts. A procedure for improvement is discussed

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System Sciences, 1989. Vol.IV: Emerging Technologies and Applications Track, Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Hawaii International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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3-6 Jan 1989