Identifying motivational factors in Malawi's national football team despite perennial inadequacy of resources

Kachitsa, CL 2020, Identifying motivational factors in Malawi's national football team despite perennial inadequacy of resources , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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This research focused on management motivation as it applies to football management viewed and seeing through the Malawi National football team. It was concerned with why its players continued to be motivated despite perennial problems in resources or lack of enough resources necessary to achieve any success. It also examined whether there was need to seek external assistance by examining the existing management skills. The main objective was to analyse in the absence and or presence of lesser resources how the football players got motivated.
The research literature review examined available theories of motivation universally used, whether such was used for the Malawi National Football team or, that its managers engaged with other unknown undiscovered factors. Taking on an Interpretivist philosophy, the research took a qualitative approach in its data analysis to identify any gaps in knowledge with interviews as the data gathering technique.
The research qualitative analysis identified key themes which were then coded. This helped the researcher reach final conclusions based on the research questions. Most notably the research thesis came up with three highlighted findings; the theoretical basis being the discovery of a possible link between authority and motivation, patriotism as a motivational factor and one other conclusion the researcher had called, 'Delegated Chieftaincy.' This is motivation by use of a more matured talented disciplined football player to be the motivator of the other much more younger players in the team.
It was concluded the application of such a motivational factor to traditional work organisations would require another study and was therefore beyond the scope of this thesis. However, this researcher has had interest in such transferability of skills application in what he referred to as, 'Importation of management skills.’ This was concluded to be a significant study contributing to the area of management motivation.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Contributors: Brady, C (Supervisor) and Davies, J (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Depositing User: Charles Kachitsa
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2020 08:53
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:36

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