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An Examination of The Factors Which Influence Levels of Motivation in The Workplace

O'Brien, Claire (2000) An Examination of The Factors Which Influence Levels of Motivation in The Workplace. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The principal objective of the study is to examine the factors which influence motivational levels in the workplace.

Both qualitative and quantitative data research were conducted which permitted the researcher to discover those factors which motivate and those which do not.

Findings demonstrated that human motivation is indeed an extremely complex area. Thus attempts to categorise or classify human motivation are equally complex. Despite somewhat mixed results it was established that factors such as pay and working conditions did in fact tend to promote higher levels of dissatisfaction than other factors. Employees of Marks and Spencer did exhibit high levels of perceived job enrichment. However, those employees with highly or very highly enriched jobs did not tend to exhibit higher levels of job satisfaction. Therefore it was established that a link exists between job enrichment and job satisfaction. However, other personal influences such as
the strength of personal growth needs may be suggested as an explanation for the variation in the results. Furthermore it was established that employees of Marks &
Spencer did tend to exhibit high levels of job satisfaction and the range of fringe benefits were an important component of the many factors which led to high levels of job satisfaction.Thus it was established that high levels of job satisfaction may be attributed to a range of factors or the overall corporate climate or culture, or approach to workforce management which clearly exists within the organisation.

Finally, the chief conclusion the researcher reached as a result of the study is that motivation is both a complex yet vital area which should be further exploited and explored.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Reward Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 18:41
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 12:38
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/134

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