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Generation X and Y and their work motivation

Tan , Shen Kian and Wan Yusoff, Wan Fauziah (2012) Generation X and Y and their work motivation. In: International Conference of Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2012 (ICTMBE2012), 18-19 December 2012, Renaissance Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia.


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The contemporary way of living and the economic effects has had its consequence on the way business activities today handle the motivation of employees. Hence, organizations need to determine the best way to motivate their employees. This paper explores and determines motivational factors for Generation X and Generation Y employees in electric and electronic industry in Malaysia. Quantitative approach with self-administered questionnaire method has been employed for data collection of this study. A total number of 124 respondents based on Cluster sampling were participated in this research. This study revealed that both generations X and Y showing some differences in their Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation factors. It is recommended that organizations should modulate their operations and procedures to properly satisfy two distinct groups of generations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: generation X; generation Y; intrinsic ,otivation factors; extrinsic motivation factors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 08:28
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3431
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