The relationship between work engagement, work motivation, organisational commitment, age and socio-economic status in target based jobs

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Pasquetti, Aidan
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The main goal of this study was to research the relationships between targets-based jobs, work motivation, organisational commitment, socio-economic status, age, and work engagement. A survey study, with regression-correlational design, was used to examine a sample of 45 people, who were recruited on Facebook, and completed the survey through the Survey Monkey Platform. The results from testing the first hypothesis showed that engagement is a significant predictor of work motivation in target-based jobs, explaining over half of the variability in work motivation. It was shown that employees’ level of motivation is independent from their emotional attachment to an organization. Analysis of continuous commitment showed that motivation is determined by the cost-benefit analysis between an employee and their organisation. Analysis of normative commitment showed that employees motivation proved not to be affected by their colleague’s attitudes or the reliability of the organisation. Socio-economic status proved to be an irrelevant factor when it came to examining motivation levels and extrinsic motivation did not decrease with age.