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The East Asian Journal of Business Management Vol.3 No.1 pp.23-27

Issues of Workplace in Korea: How to Inspire Temporary Workers?

Hoe-Chang Yang*, Khan Tasnuva**

** First Author Assistant Professor, Department of Distribution Management, JangAn University, Korea. E-mail:
*** Corresponding author, Part-time Lecturer & Doctorate, Department of Business Management, Graduate School, AnYang University E-mail:

Received: January 08, 2013. Revised: March 04, 2013. Accepted: March 18, 2013.


Purpose - This study will focus on motivation of temporary workersworking in distributors as well as generic companies, especiallyMPS (motivating potential score) proposed by job characteristicsmodel. We think that temporary workers required intrinsic motivationin order to commit with their organization because they are difficultswitch-regular workers due to glass ceiling.
Research designs, data, methodology – This study operates a surveytargeting temporary workers, specifically, we used 144 copies exceptuncollected copies and dishonesty response of total 165 copies onanalysis. We used multiple regression and 3 step regression to investigatethe proposed model.
Results - The high level of perceived distributional justice and proceduraljustice was increased the level of organizational commitment,respectively. And, MPS was increased the level of organizationalcommitment, too. Finally, this study showed that both justice and Jobcharacteristics were very important to increase organizationalcommitment.
Conclusion - In order to inspire temporary workers, the companyprovides placing enough considering job characteristics as well asfairness of the procedure and distribution. Also, to more fully understandthe underlying processes between HRM (Human ResourceManagement) concepts, new fundamental methods may be requiredsuch as switch full-time opportunities.

JEL Classifications : I31, J23, J71, J81, M10.


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