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An examination of the effect of remote working on the Motivation and Wellbeing of staff from third level institutions in Ireland

O’Carroll, Alannah (2021) An examination of the effect of remote working on the Motivation and Wellbeing of staff from third level institutions in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research will examine the effect of remote working on the Motivation and Well-being of staff from third level institutions in Ireland. The global pandemic forced third level institutions to close and for their staff to work remotely. Taking the suddenness of this move to remote work into account, the effect of remote working on the Motivation and Wellbeing of administration staff and academic staff from third level institutions must be considered. A quantitative method approach was taken for this research. A survey was used as the method of data collection for the primary research. Chi squared tests and independent sample T-tests were the statistical tests used to analyse the data for the three research objectives. The findings in the primary research did not support the previous literature on the topic, which finds remote working to negatively impact the motivation and wellbeing of employees. In contrast to the previous literature, this research finds remote working to positively affect the motivation and wellbeing of academic staff. In addition to this, the research also finds remote working to have a negative effect on the motivation of administration staff and have no effect on the wellbeing of administration staff from third level institutions in Ireland. The implications of these findings are discussed further. Limitations in this study are recognised as a limited time frame for recruitment and a small sample size.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 16:05
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 16:05
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5337

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