Work Motivation, Work Stress, and Job Satisfaction in between Taiwan and China - An Empitical Study
This study investigates the relationships between
Work Motivation, Work Stress, and Job Satisfaction toward
cross-strait employees. The target subjects are three
manufacturing firms in Mainland China and Taiwan. Out of 450
distributed surveys, 352 valid surveys were obtained with the
response rate of 78.22%.The findings have addressed three main
pull factors toward cross-strait employees in choosing jobs, which
are (1) high level of firm stability, (2) good firm image, and (3)
good employee benefits. In addition, various employee attributes
exert different impacts on Work Motivation, Work Stress, and
Job Satisfaction. The comparison between expected and actual
perceived Job Satisfaction toward cross-strait employees shows
that “salary" ranks highest regarding expected Job Satisfaction
whereas “co-worker relationship" ranks highest regarding actual
perceived Job Satisfaction, which implies actual perceived Job
Satisfaction do not match employee expectations. Therefore, this
research further concludes that there exists differences between
employees- expected and actual perceived Job Satisfaction.
 Drucker,P, The practice of management.New York:Harper and Row,
 Lawer, E. E., and Hall, D. T, "Development of scales for the
measurement of work motivation,"Orgabuzatuibak Behavior and
Human Performance, vol. 5, pp. 93-103,1970.
 Deci,E.L. and Ryan,R.M, "Intrinsic motivation and selfdetermination
in human behavior, "New York:Plenum Press, 1985.
 Amabile,T.M.,Hill,K.G.,Hennessey,B.A., and Tighe,E.M, "He work
preference inventory: Assessing intrinsic and extrinsic motivational
orientation, " Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol.66 ,
 Selye, H, The stress of life. New York: Mcegraw-Hill. 1956.
 Greenberg,G.,and Baron,R, Behavior in Organization.(Ed.).
Englewood Cliffs,Hew Jersey:Pretice-Hall. 1997.
 Robbins, S. P, Organizational behavior: Concepts, controversies,
and applications(7thed), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-
 Hoppock,R, Job satisfaction. New York:Harper and Brother. 1935.
 Campell, J. P,Managerial behavior performance and effectiveness.
 Smith, P., Kendall, L. M., and Hulin, C. L, The measurement of
satisfaction in work and retirement. Chicago: Rand McNally. 1969.