International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Do Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Factors Differ for Generation X and Generation Y?
Dr. Aslı Beyhan Acar

In the literature there are many studies which investigate the differences or similarities between Generation X (Gen X) and Generation Y (Gen Y) in terms of work values, motivation, and other organizational issues. Some of the studies provide the differences between Gen X and Gen Y while some of them state that there is no significant difference between them. In this empirical study which was carried out in a participation bank that operates in Turkey, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation factors that are based on Srinivasan’s study (2012) in order to determine whether there are significant differences between Gen X and Gen Y. Furthermore, in this study, it’s aimed to determine either intrinsic or extrinsic motivation factors are more important for Gen X and Gen Y.

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