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The Impact of Life Course on Motivation and Work Satisfaction in an Irish Context

McBennett, Jennifer (2017) The Impact of Life Course on Motivation and Work Satisfaction in an Irish Context. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Work in contemporary organisations and the elements which drive high performance is becoming more complex and ambiguous as the working environment too has evolved. It is therefore paramount that employers and management understand what drives motivation, in both its intrinsic and extrinsic form, which in essence forms the basis of this research study.

In endeavouring to comprehend the drivers of such motivation, and in turn work satisfaction, the present study sets out to examine the levels of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation across multiple industries, assessing variations or commonalities in terms of gender, age and life course. By way of a quantitative approach the researcher has gathered 115 responses in which inferences can be made around motivation and work satisfaction throughout the life course of an individual.

In understanding and having this information available, managers can effectively manage and motivate their entire workforce, tailoring the means and methods to suit the demographic at hand, with the ultimate aim of increasing productivity and commitment to the organisation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
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: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 12:44
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 12:44
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2800

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