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Personlighetsdrag och arbetsmotivation
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Personality traits and work motivation (English)
Abstract [sv]

I dagens samhälle talas det friskt om arbetsmotivation och känslan av att andra har mer motivation än en själv är inte ovanlig. Flertalet studier visar på en relation mellan personlighetsdrag i femfaktormodellen Big Five och motivation. Syftet med studien var att se om personlighet kan predicera en individs arbetsmotivation. Studien använde sig av den nya personlighetsskalan BFI-2 (Jon & Soto, 2016) för att testa Big Five (N = 124). För att testa individers inre- och yttre motivation användes motivationsskalan WEIMS (Tremblay, 2009). Resultatet av studien visade att extraversion hade ett starkt positivt samband (r = .33) med motivation och att negative emotionality hade ett starkt negativt samband (r = -.30) med motivation. Båda dessa samband var statistiskt signifikanta. Extraversion visade på ett särskilt starkt samband med inre motivation (r = .45) och negative emotionality visade på ett starkt samband med brist av motivation, amotivation, (r = .39). En multipel linjär regressionsanalys visade att 16% av personlighet förklaras av motivation i denna studie. Resultatet visar på att personlighetsdragen hos en individ har betydelse för dennes arbetsmotivation. Förståelsen av hur personlighet påverkar arbetsmotivation kan hjälpa förståelsen för individanpassning för exempelvis lärande och karriär.

Abstract [en]

In the society today, work motivation is a usual topic of conversation and the feeling that others have more motivation than yourself is not uncommon. Several studies indicate a connection between personality traits in the five-factor Model, Big Five, and motivation. The purpose of this study is to examine if personality can predict persons work motivation. The study used the new personality-scale BFI-2 (Jon & Soto, 2016) to test the Big Five (N = 124). To test the persons intrinsic- and extrinsic motivation the WEIMS motivation scale was used (Tremblay, 2009). The result of the study indicated a positive correlation between extraversion and motivation (r = .33) and between negative emotionality and the lack of motivation, amotivation (r = .45). A multiple linear regression analysis in the study indicated that 16% of personality can be explained by motivation. The outcome indicates that a person's personality traits is significant for the work motivation. The understanding of how personality can affect work motivation can help the understanding of individualizing teaching or career building for example.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
BFI-2, Big Five, personality, motivation, WEIMS, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, work motivation, Self-Determination Theory
Keyword [sv]
BFI-2, Big Five, personlighet, motivation, WEIMS, inre motivation, yttre motivation, arbetsmotivation, Self-Determination Theory
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11121Local ID: EXM530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11121DiVA: diva2:1119896
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Psykologi
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Available from: 2017-07-07 Created: 2017-07-05 Last updated: 2017-07-07Bibliographically approved

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