Är mamma verkligen lik sin mamma?: En studie kring motivation utifrån generationstillhörighet och personlighetsdrag i temporära arbetsgrupper
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Purpose – The current study aims to analyze how employees in temporary groups gets motivated, based on their personality traits and generation belonging, focusing on the goal setting theory. The study also focuses on the combination of these two variables concerning the goal setting theory.
Design – A total of 56 individuals working in project groups completed the questionnaire made for measure their personality traits and their work motivation.
Findings – Results in this specific case demonstrated differences in motivation based on their personality traits and generation. The study also found differences when studying the combination of the two variables. For example that generation X employees with a high trait of extrovert, gets motivated by taking more responsibility, while employees in generation Y with high trait of openness gets motivated when a goal is set high.
Research limitations – this study should be seen as a case and not to be generalized across all employees working in temporary groups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Big Five, personality traits, generational differences, motivation, goal setting theory, project management, temporary groups.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-24162ISRN: ORU-HHS/FEK-AS-2012/0043--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-24162DiVA: diva2:541732
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law