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To test the effectiveness of Hygiene-Motivation factors on Irish Accountants and American Engineers in predicting Intrinsic-Extrinsic job satisfaction

Ghanbahadur, Rohit Rajendra (2014) To test the effectiveness of Hygiene-Motivation factors on Irish Accountants and American Engineers in predicting Intrinsic-Extrinsic job satisfaction. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The derivatives of motivation and fulfilment of needs leading to satisfaction has always been an endless puzzle with many theories by psychologists and behavioural economist coming along providing insights about human behaviour. A typical human being spends almost 60% of his life; working. As this is a major portion of someone’s life it begs to answer the question, ‘how can one love what he does in this 60% of his or her life?’ or an even better question, how can that process be made satisfying? Digging up an extensive literature on motivation and job satisfaction theories this research tries to answer the question, how to best motivate the sample of Irish Accountants and American Engineers using Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene theory. It makes use of Quantitative methodology and takes scaled questionnaire for data collection techniques and by using SPSS provides valid and reliable data. The conclusion that this study reached was that when it came to motivating people intrinsically, ‘work itself’ factor worked perfectly whereas when it came to extrinsic motivation, ‘working conditions’ bagged the prize for being the most prominent factor in extrinsic job satisfaction which were similar to the studies conducted previously on different sample occupations indicating that there is a distinction in occupations having ‘cognitive skills’ and ‘mechanical skills’.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Claire Wallnutt
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 17:38
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 17:38
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1813

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