Hi. My name is Dan. I live in Co. Laois. I am originally from India but have lived in Ireland for most of my life. I am a final year Applied Psychology student at IADT. I currently also work part-time as an Assistant Support Worker for Nua Healthcare, an intellectual disability and mental health services provider all across Ireland. Before this, I trained and worked as a healthcare worker. I enjoy my work even though it is something I never expected to do. I am interested in Organisational Psychology and hope to pursue it once I graduate.
Job satisfaction is a critical factor in employee well-being and the success of an organisation. Previous research has indicated that both work motivation and gender impact job satisfaction. Additionally, the number of college students that work during their studies has increased throughout recent years. The current study employed a quantitative research design with 102 working student participants to examine the effects of gender and work motivation on job satisfaction. It was hypothesised that both work motivation and gender would each impact job satisfaction and that there would be a significant interaction between gender and work motivation. The results indicated that work motivation significantly impacted job satisfaction, while gender did not. There was also no significant interaction between gender and work motivation on job satisfaction. The strengths and limitations of this study were evaluated, followed by examining the practical and theoretical implications of this research.