s) were po sitively a nd sig nifica ntly correlated to performa nce apprai sal sati sfactio n. The re sult s al so showed that the good ne s s of fit i ndice s offered a n acceptable fit to Bru nei’ s data. The study fi ndi ng s adva nce curre nt k nowledge i n the performa nce ma nageme nt domai n by exte ndi ng i ndividual level theory of performa nce apprai sal sati sfactio n a nd provide empirical evide nce for performa nce apprai sal a nd employee sati sfactio n at the i ndividual level i n the public sector. Thi s study co ntribute s theoretically by highlighti ng the u nique effect s of late nt factor s o n employee performa nce apprai sal sati sfactio n. The re search al so co ntribute s i n term s of methodology, i n that thi s study co ntribute s to the exami natio n of the predictor s of e stabli shed model s of performa nce ma nageme nt i n a cou ntry which i s culturally differe nt from the e nviro nme nt s i n which the se co n struct s were developed. Thi s re search ha s filled gap s by te sti ng predictor variable s i n cro s s cultural work setti ng s, which may be u seful i n ge neralizi ng the se predictor s. Furthermore, the exami natio n of the co nceptual framework u si ng structural equatio n modelli ng i s a methodological co ntributio n i n it s ow n right. The pre se nce of multivariate normality e ncourage s the a s se s sme nt of the mea sureme nt model by a co nfirmatory factor approach, u si ng maximum likelihood e stimatio n, which i s a n additio nal co ntributio n to the method a naly si s.
CHAPTER THREE RE SEARCH METHODOLOGY 3.1 I ntroductio n Re search Methodology focu se s o n the ma n ner i n which the re search i s pla n ned, structured a nd executed i n order to comply with scie ntific criteria. The Re search Methodology a s si st s i n explai ni ng the nature of the data a nd highlight s the method s employed that lead to the ge neralizatio n of appropriate co nclu sio n through applicable data proce s si ng. It i s co ncer ned with the step s, procedure s, tech nique s a nd specific ta sk s to be followed by the re searcher i n the impleme ntatio n of the re search de sig n. Pilot a nd Beck (2004), de scribe methodology a s way s of obtai ni ng, orga nizi ng a nd a nalyzi ng data. I n thi s chapter, the re searcher explai ned the proce s se s that were followed i n order to fi nd a n swer s to the re search problem. The chapter di scu s sed the re search de sig n a nd methodology, study populatio n, sample a nd sampli ng tech nique, data collectio n, ethical i s sue s a nd limitatio n of the study. 3.2 Re search De sig n Accordi ng to Bur n s a nd Grove (2003), re search de sig n i s a blue pri nt for co nducti ng a study with the maximum co ntrol over factor s that may i nterfere with the validity of the fi ndi ng s. The de scriptive survey de sig n wa s u sed i n the study. Accordi ng to Wier sma (1985), the selected de sig n i s suitable i n collecti ng i nformatio n related to the phe nome na u nder study a nd the n, co
nclu sio n
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 145 pages?
- Spring '16
- Steve Wangrner