Using Herzberg’s two factor theory to develop a construct validity for motivation of employees in Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO): a preliminary analysis


This paper attempts to explore how Herzberg’s two factor theory can be used to validate what motivates employees in an agricultural research organization within the context of a developing country; Uganda. This is a preliminary analysis; based on the existing literature and information before the empirical findings are concluded. Agricultural Research Institutions, by their nature, present a unique context whose attempt to adopt traditional approaches or theories may post different results altogether. Our variables are constructs contained in Herzberg’s theory and their variances, mean values, correlations, and factor analysis will be measured to validate the theory. We have conceived employee motivation as the dependent variable while hygiene and motivational factors constitute the independent variables. Employee characteristics will be tested as a moderator variable. A detailed methodological stance that the empirical study will adopt is presented.



Motivation of employees, Herzberg’s two factor theory, Construct validity, Agricultural research


Lukwago, George; Basheka,C. Benon and Picho Epiphany Odubuker (2014). Using Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory to Develop a Construct Validity for Motivation of Employees in Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO): A Preliminary Analysis. Global Journal of Commerce and Management Perspective 3(3), 59-65. Retrieved from