In most companies in today's world, motivating employees to perform to their maximum potential in their jobs is one of the key elements in modern Human Resource Management. It is believed that when an employee is motivated, they will be generally satisfied with their job and because of that there is an onward impact on their self-esteem. This study used self-reporting questionnaires incorporating the Work Preference Inventory, Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire and Rosenberg’s Self Esteem Scale to carry out qualitative research. 150 responses were collected and using a correlational design both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation were found to have a positive relationship with job satisfaction while a moderate positive relationship was also found between job satisfaction and self-esteem. The hypotheses proposed in this study were supported and it is believe that this can be useful information for companies working to attract and retain good quality staff.
Author Keywords: workplace, motivation, job satisfaction, self esteem, gender