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To explore and understand the possible differences between Generation X and Generation Y in terms of job attraction and engagement of employees

Maher, Niamh (2017) To explore and understand the possible differences between Generation X and Generation Y in terms of job attraction and engagement of employees. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Generational differences are prevalent in today’s work force. The main two generations working today are Generation X and Generation Y. Job attraction and engagement are areas of interest both with and without generational terms. This research aimed to establish if generations differences were present for job attraction and engagement levels for Generation X and Generation Y.

The study used an online survey using two validated scales one job attraction and one engagement. Participants were recruited through convenience sampling from both Generation X and Y. result found that of the two hypotheses in the study only one could be kept. The hypothesis of Generation X having a higher level of engagement to that of Generation Y was proven to have significant difference. Whereas the hypothesis of Generation Y having significant differences in job attraction was rejected as not proven.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Employee Engagement
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Employee Retention
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 09:09
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2829

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