The roles personality, emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and age play in peoples motivation to work

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Authors
Kelly, Niall
Issue Date
2009
Degree
BA in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
The aim of this study was to see if the variables personality, emotional intelligence, selfefficacy and age influenced or had any relationship with work motivation. The participants were 102 full-time employees over 18 years of age from two greater Dublin companies. In this study a quantitative cross-section correlation questionnaire design for between participants was used. Participants filled out questionnaires which measured the predictor variables of personality, emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and age and the criterion variable of work motivation. Results showed that emotional intelligence and self-efficacy had significant weak: positive relationships with work motivation. It was concluded that emotional intelligence and selfefficacy need to be further researched in relation to work motivation and that a reliable psychometric scale be produced to measure work motivation.
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