Motivation på arbejdspladsen

Mette Frydensbjerg Dall & Betina Trip Malmroes

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt



This project covers motivation at work. Denmark is one the countries in the world, where job satisfaction is highest. Even so, the job satisfaction is low 20 % of the time. It is these 20 % we in this project has focused on. What is it, that makes people satisfied, happy and/ or motivated at their jobs?
This project is working from the problem: What motivates each employee, and what meaning has motivation for job satisfaction?
To answer the question there is used two theories. The first theory is Frederick Herzberg’s Two-factor theory. The theory says that there are some motivators, which motivate the employee to work harder, better etc., and some Hygiene factors, which simply makes the workers, stay. Overall Herzberg has 14 factors that effect the job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction Furthermore this project is also using Niels Engelssted´s theory on four ways to motivate. The four ways are: Selfishness, common good, no selfishness, and public utility. Engelsted arguments that the there are four main factors when you are talking motivation: the salary, time structure, the social working community and one´s professional skills.
Based on these two theory and an interview with Anna an employee at IKEA, the group has analysed which factors inhibit / promotes the respondent, and what it takes to make the respondent feel effective at work, and what is means for the motivation. In the end it lead to a discussion on how the two theories look at the concept motivation.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2016
Antal sider33
VejledereNina Rus Ingvorsen


  • motivation
  • Engelsted
  • Herzberg
  • Arbejdsglæde