This study aims to empirically examine the mediating effect of motivation on the relationship between integrated social welfare data management and job satisfaction on the success of social assistance programs for the poor in South Aceh district, Indonesia. The primary research data were collected by distributing questionnaires to all 119 employees at the South Aceh District Social Service and analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The study found that integrated data management of social welfare and employee satisfaction had a significant positive effect on motivation and the success of social assistance programs for the poor in the regency. In addition, motivation was found to mediate the effect of integrated data management and staff satisfaction on the success of the social assistance program. The results of this study imply that to increase the success of social assistance programs for the poor, employee motivation needs to be improved by strengthening integrated data management and employee satisfaction.
Keywords : Integrated data management, social welfare, social assistance aids for the poor, motivation, satisfaction