Hartoyo, Sri, Indonesia

  • Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 34 No. 3 (2011): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles

    Open University (UT) is the first university used distance learning systems. Therefore, some important aspects that must be possessed by students in this learning system is the desire and ability to learn independently, and then motivation to progress and develop. Distance teaching and learning process is basically addressed to the readiness and motivation of students to study independently. This study uses two-factor theory of motivation namely intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Therefore, in facing the problem of student motivation, UT needs to provide excellent service to support and motivate the student. To achieve an excellent service UT must have certain skills in human resources. Based on the existing problems, the purpose of this study were to analyze the affect of intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and excellent service toward the satisfaction of a student graduate at Management Study Program, Economic Faculty of Open University. This study used crosstabs and multiple regression analysis.  From the analysis showed that significantly the affect between intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, excellent service, and dummy variable of graduation period, and education level.  

    Key words:  intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, excellent service, student graduate satisfaction

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  • Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 33 No. 2 (2010): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles

    This article reported risk preferences and the consequences on tobacco farming in Pamekasan.  Frontier production function model with heteroskedastic error structure estimated by maximume likelihood estimation developed by Kumbhakar  was adopted to  analyze the goals.  This model can capture the effect of risk preference on input allocation, inefficiency and productivity.  Four hundred fifty samples were drawn by cluster sampling method.  The results show that risk preferences were not depended on agroecosystem and farming system, but they were determined by farm size.  Most of the farmers prefered to avoid production risk.  The consequences were input allocation under optimum condition, technical and allocative efficiencies at a low level, and depleted productivity.


    Key words: productivity, production risk, risk preference, inefficiency
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  • Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 31 No. 2 (2008): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles

    South Kalimantan is a province with large dryland area.  This potency can be used for maize cultivation that will contribute to national maize production and play an important role as import substitution.  One of the major problems in maize cultivation is its low productivity that might be caused by its low efficiency of input use.  The objectives of this research are (1) to estimate factors influencing maize production and to analyze dryland farming efficiency, both in technical and allocative efficiency of dryland farming, and (2) to analyze dryland maize farming competitiveness in Kabupaten Tanah Laut, South Kalimantan, and the efficiency effect to its competitiveness.  The methods used are the stochastic frontier production function and the dual frontier cost function for the first objective, and criterion of private cost ratio and domestic resources cost ratio for the second objective.  The results showed that land, seed, organic fertilizer, P-fertilizer, pesticide, labor and land treatment significantly influence production.  Generally, the farmers at research area have been technically efficient but allocatively inefficient. In order to increase economic efficiency, reduction in N-fertilizer is suggested.  The maize commodity in Kabupaten Tanah Laut is profitable and has competitive and comparative advantages.  The increasing of allocative efficiency will increase the competitiveness.


    Key words: dryland maize farming, efficiency, competitiveness
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  • Forum Pasca Sarjana Vol. 34 No. 2 (2011): Forum Pascasarjana - Articles

    This research interests to analyze factors affecting the organizational culture and job satisfaction and how far it affects the organizational commitment of the administrative staff of Indonesia open university (UT). This research uses a sample of 150 administrative staff in the main office to represent the entire class based on the existing population by using stratified random sampling method. Data obtained were analyzed by using structural equation modeling (SEM) with the help of LISREL 8.30 software. SEM analysis results reveal that the factors influencing the UT’s organizational culture are leaders appreciate ideas, accommodate ideas and suggestions, good ideas are not always responded by the top level for the leaders are not close enough to employees, institutions award when problems solved, leaders receive wise advice, institutions specifically encourage improvements in the workplace, and expects to increase and practice the valid work unit procedures. The factors that influence the job satisfaction in UT are being satisfied with the remuneration paid, promotion opportunities, praise, leaders’ skills, leaders’ assertive acts, the work environment, and coworker relationships. Organizational culture and job satisfaction have directly and significantly positive effect on organizational commitment of the UT’s administration staff. These findings indicate that the more adaptive organizational culture and the higher job satisfaction, the higher organizational commitment for UT’s administrative staff.


    Key words: organizational culture, job satisfaction, organizational commitment
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