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Effect of Job Design on Task Performance of Engineers of Public Utility Sector Organizations in North Western Province, Sri Lanka

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L. C. M. K. Kulathunga ,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Faculty of Business Studies & Finance
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W. A. D. K. J. Wanigasekara,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Business Studies & Finance
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M. O. S. Mendis

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Business Studies & Finance
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Abstract

This study was designed to identify the influence of job design factors on the task performance of project engineers employed in public utility sector organizations in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. Skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy and job feedback factors are considered as independent variables to measure the job design. Research carried out using 113 project engineers in public utility sector organizations in North-Western Province revealed that skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy and job feedback influence on employee task performance in a project context. The analysis was done by applying correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. It was illustrated a significant moderate relationship between independent variables and dependent variables. Results of the regression analysis indicated a significant positive impact of independent variables on dependent variables. Further, the results revealed that job autonomy is the highest contributing factor while task identity, job feedback, task significance, and skill variety contribute to the task performance of the project engineers, respectively. Therefore, it is concluded that the job design enhance task performance of project engineers in public utility sector organizations in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka.
How to Cite: Kulathunga, L.C.M.K., Wanigasekara, W.A.D.K.J. and Mendis, M.O.S., 2021. Effect of Job Design on Task Performance of Engineers of Public Utility Sector Organizations in North Western Province, Sri Lanka. Wayamba Journal of Management, 12(2), pp.325–349. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/wjm.v12i2.7543
Published on 30 Dec 2021.
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