The main objective of the present article is to analyze and describe the state of generation Y motivation to performance on a sample of students from selected technical universities from Slovak Republic. Motivation to performance, especially the braking and supporting components together with selected personal characteristics, namely: openness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism can help improve the academic performance and achievements of the students within generational groups Y. The standardized Psychodiagnostic Questionnaires, NEO Questionnaire and Motivation Questionnaire D-M-V were used to better identify significant relationships. The collected data were evaluated in MS Excel and SPSS statistical program, in which the authors of the paper determined the strength of a statistically significant relationship between selected variables. As a main research result can be included the fact, that that the respondents do not show higher values within the items MV and AP, while positive finding is the lower values within the item AB. The most important relationship is the relationship between the AB item from the Motivation Questionnaire D-M-V and the academic results of the students.