Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, University of Chester, course: MBA, language: English, abstract: This study was conducted to find aspects of motivation in the Libyan oil and gas sector. Mellitah was selected as the population of the study. Findings showed that a positive relation exists between extrinsic and intrinsic factors and employee motivation (with some exceptions). Also, the findings concluded that internal locus of control is also positively related to motivation of the employees. However, further research was recommended by the researcher to investigate other aspects of the concept. Motivation is an interesting and researched topic and so is employee motivation. It has been found by various researchers that motivated employee perform better and help achieving the organisational goal. Therefore, motivating them ultimately benefits the company. Hence, it is important for organisations to know the intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors and their effects on their employees. Companies should also know the link between employee motivation and their locus of control.