This study aims to determine the effect of work ethic and discipline on performance that is intervening by the organizational commitment of Educational Laboratory Staff (ELS) at Padang State Polytechnic. This study was motivated by the undisciplined, the lack of responsibility and work ethic of ELS towards the regulation relating to functional positions as ELS at Padang State Polytechnic, so that the work time and performance of ELS at Padang State Polytechnic is wasted. Research method with a quantitative approach with path analysis method. Data collection techniques with questionnaires, observation and interviews. The respondents of this study were 40 of ELS at Padang State Polytechnic. The sampling method uses a total sampling method where in the entire population in this study is used as the research sample. Hypothesis testing is calculated by IBM Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) program version 21.0.
The results of this study found that work ethic has significant effect on organizational commitment, work discipline has significant effect on organizational commitment, organizational commitment has significant effect on performance, work ethic has significant effect on performance, work discipline does not have significant effect on performance, indirectly, work ethic through organizational commitment have a significant effect on performance and indirectly work discipline through organizational commitment has a significant effect on performance of ELS at Padang State Polytechnic.
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