Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Organizations are searching for opportunities to increase job satisfaction, motivation for higher performance, and retaining their top talent. This study explores an assessment tool to aim rewards to individual motivation profiles so that companies can reach their potential. A survey exploring employee's attitudes on these types of rewards and an assessment tool to determine employee's individual motivation profiles was created and tested within a manufacturing corporate office through use of an online survey tool, Survey Monkey. Results showed that motivation profiles are evident and a relationship exists between rewarding based on the motivation profile's reward preferences and employee satisfaction and performance. In conclusion, this study has made apparent a need for further research including a possible longitudinal study that explores how age groups, job titles, and change in personal desires over time can affect an employee's motivational profile.
BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 2 2012
Anderson, Gina A. and Bornstein-Forst, Susan
"Moti-faction: retaining and engaging employees using motivation profile-based rewards,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 17
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol17/iss2/11