Impact of Mcgregor’s X and Y Motivation Theory on the Job Performance of Staff in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

  • D E Ebinga
Keywords: McGregor’s X and Y, Motivation theory, Job performance, Abakiliki


This study investigated the impact of McGregor’s X and Y motivation theory in the job performance of staff in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. The design was a descriptive survey. The population was 2632 and a sample of 100 was randomly selected. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using mean statistics. The results revealed that the staff of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki is not well motivated. To some extent the McGregor’s motivation theory X and Y is being practiced. It is recommended that the management should look inwards to determine the intrinsic values of their employees and meet their needs while training and retraining them.

Keywords: McGregor’s X and Y; Motivation theory; Job performance; Abakiliki.


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