1. Ayundasari, D., Sudiro, A., & Irawanto, D. (2017). Improving employee performance through work motivation and self-efficacy mediated by job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Management, 15(4), 587-599. https://doi.org/10.21776/ub.jam2017.015.04.05This article explains how employee performance can be bettered by improving work motivation through job satisfaction. The process of motivation begins with improving job satisfaction, which creates employee motivation, and their performance becomes better. The article is a peer-reviewed one, which eliminates any doubts of whether it meets the quality criteria. In my topic that tries to help employees improve performance, motivation and job satisfaction are key factors. Therefore, this article is at the heart if it in explaining how to go about motivation and job satisfaction. This article is easily related to the others selected for this topic, helping draw similar conclusions about satisfaction, motivation, and performance. There is a close relationship between the article and the others that have been used to elucidate the topic.
2. Bang, H. (2015). Volunteer age, job satisfaction, and intention to stay. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 36(2), 161-176. https://doi.org/10.1108/lodj-04-2013-0052This article covers quite a lot related to work and performance. The authors argue that an employee satisfied with their job is likely to remain at the position that they hold, since their performance defends their stay on such a position. The article is also peer-reviewed and published in a scholarly journal, which guarantees that it is a good one. In the context of the topic under consideration, the article adds to the concept of job satisfaction. It explains why an employee would be willing to continue holding a position for long and keep delivering good results. It strengthens the position provided by other articles that job satisfaction is at the epicenter of performance improvement.
3. Lambrou, P., Kontodimopoulos, N., & Niakas, D. (2010). Motivation and job satisfaction among medical and nursing staff in a Cyprus public general hospital. Human Resources for Health, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4491-8-26This article is drawn from a research that takes a sample of nurses from Cyprus public general hospital, and assesses their motivation and job satisfaction. The researchers observe that motivation efforts at the facility keep employees satisfied with jobs and lack of it demoralizes them at work. The article is also a good one, being a report of a scientific research done on a specific sample; and published in a scholarly journal. It improves the pool of information in support of motivation as a concept necessary for job satisfaction. Compared to the article by Ayundasari et al. (2017), it creates a reverse concept. This one advocates for motivation to breed job satisfaction, whereas the other advocated for job satisfaction to breed motivation. Nonetheless, both bring important points to the conversation.
4. Peters, D., Chakraborty, S., Mahapatra, P., & Steinhardt, L. (2010). Job satisfaction and motivation of health workers in public and private sectors: Cross-sectional analysis from two Indian states. Human Resources for Health, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4491-8-27The article also revolves around job motivation and satisfaction for health workers. The authors call on management teams in healthcare organizations to ensure that employees are always satisfied by the work they do, and the environment of work is motivating for them. They are advised to put in place strategies that keep employees within the desires of achieving the set goals and targets. The peer-reviewed article is published in a scholarly journal, rubberstamping its credentials. The article is closely related to the others, discussing the same concept in a different target population, but achieving similar results. It will enrich the conversation of the topic by affirming the position of motivation and job satisfaction in the improvement of performance among workers. The article widens the reach of the information to cover a different demography from the others, since the research is based on an Indian setting.
5. Prabowo, T., Noermijati, N., & Irawanto, D. (2018). The influence of transformational leadership and work motivation on employee performance mediated by job satisfaction. Journal of Application Management, 16(1), 171-178. https://doi.org/10.21776/ub.jam.2018.016.01.20This article evaluates the position and role of transformational leadership in the motivation of employees. In ensuring that employees perform well, leaders must bring transformational strategies that give employees job satisfaction. The article is recent enough having been published four years ago, and it is credible as the publication happens in a scholarly journal. It will contribute to the topic’s conversation by introducing the concept of transformational leadership as part of the matrix that brings job satisfaction, and eventually better performance. As such, the article enriches the ideas brought about by other articles on the concept of employee motivation, job satisfaction, and enhanced performance. The firm stands to gain when an employee is job satisfied and motivated to achieve personal and corporate goals.