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.