The Influence of Work Motivation and Work Discipline towards the Job Satisfaction with Organizational Commitment as Intervening Variables of the Millennial Generation in Indonesia

Cienta Tatia Dede Tama *

Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia.

Titik Rosnani

Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia.

Ilzar Daud

Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia.

M. Hanafi A. Syukur

Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia.

Nurul Komari

Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aims:  In the millennial generation era, the competition between companies is very tight. That is why companies must ensure that their employees’ criteria could compete in such a situation. The level of competition between individuals is very tight, requiring business organizations to face the challenges to survive. The competition between individuals demanded all companies do their work as effectively and efficiently as possible to achieve the companies’ targets by relying on the available human resources. This research aims to analyze the influence of work motivation and work discipline towards job satisfaction with organizational commitment as intervening variables of the millennial generation employees in Indonesia.

Study Design:  Explanatory Research.

Place and Duration of Study: Indonesia between October 2022 and November 2022.

Methodology: This study uses a survey research design method and a quantitative design. The data were collected by using questionnaires which were responded by 219 respondents through purposive sampling technique. The technique of the analysis is Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) with AMOS 26 supporting tools. (156 women, 63 men; age range 25-35 years).

Results: The research result shows that work motivation and work discipline give a positive and significant influence on organizational commitment, work motivation and work discipline also significantly and positively influenced job satisfaction, organizational commitment also give significant and positive influence to job satisfaction and functioned as a significant mediation towards work motivation and work discipline.

Conclusion: This research identified that work motivation and work discipline has both direct and indirect relation to the employees’ job satisfaction. Based on the research done, it is discovered that work discipline and work motivation are factors that could make the employee satisfied with his/her work. If the employee does not have work motivation and work discipline it will affect the commitment to the organization in the company, in which organizational commitment is a mediator that could indirectly influence the job satisfaction of the employee.

Keywords: Work motivation, work discipline, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, millennial

How to Cite

Tama, C. T. D., Rosnani, T., Daud, I., Syukur, M. H. A., & Komari, N. (2023). The Influence of Work Motivation and Work Discipline towards the Job Satisfaction with Organizational Commitment as Intervening Variables of the Millennial Generation in Indonesia. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 29(2), 34–43.


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