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dc.contributor.authorChinyio, Ezekiel
dc.contributor.authorSuresh, Subashini
dc.contributor.authorSalisu, Jamilu Bappa
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-08T16:01:47Z
dc.date.available2018-01-08T16:01:47Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-28
dc.identifier.citationChinyio, E., Suresh, S., Salisu, JB. (2017) 'The impacts of monetary rewards on public sector employees in construction: a case of Jigawa State in Nigeria', Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 16 (1) pp. 125-142
dc.identifier.issn1726-0531
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JEDT-12-2016-0098
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621027
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Emerald in Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology on 05/02/2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-12-2016-0098 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractPurpose Literature indicates that monetary reward or compensation impacts on the level of attraction, motivation, job satisfaction and retention of employees. The elements of compensation include salary, bonuses (allowances), gratuity and pension. The study investigated how these four elements of compensation specifically influence the attraction, motivation, job satisfaction, and retention of public sector construction employees of Jigawa State of Nigeria to inform how their employer can raise the current levels of satisfaction and retention of employees. Design/methodology/approach The Positivist paradigm guided the empirical research where a questionnaire was developed, pilot-tested and administered to 265 people using stratified random sampling. A total of 260 questionnaires were collected, representing a response rate of 98%. The data obtained was analysed using both descriptive statistics and Structural Equation Modelling. Findings The results established that construction employees in Jigawa State’s public sector were motivated by allowances and gratuity, attracted to the job by salary, pension and gratuity, and remained in their jobs through the influences of gratuity and pension. Gratuity played a major role as it impacted on all the 4 variables studied. Practical implications These findings are applicable to Jigawa State of Nigeria, but can be extrapolated to other public sector construction employees in the whole country. The findings could also be generalized in other States where the pay scales are different within the ministries. Originality/value The impacts of 4 elements of monetary rewards on 4 employees’ variables were studied. The specifics of which elements of compensation influence the employees of Jigawa State’s Ministry of Works and Transport have been identified. The findings from this study showed that gratuity played a primary role as it impacted highly on all the 4 variables of job attraction, motivation, satisfaction and retention. Pension also played a high role as it impacted heavily on job attraction, satisfaction and retention. Comparatively salary and allowances had high impact on one variable each: job attraction and motivation respectively.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/JEDT-12-2016-0098
dc.subjectCompensation
dc.subjectJob satisfaction
dc.subjectMotivation
dc.subjectStructural equation modelling
dc.subjectEmployment
dc.subjectIncentives
dc.titleThe impacts of monetary rewards on public sector employees: a case of Jigawa State in Nigeria
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Engineering, Design and Technology
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton Faculty of Science and Engineering Wolverhampton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
dc.date.accepted2017-12-14
rioxxterms.funderThe University of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.project080118SS
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-17
dc.source.volume16
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage125
dc.source.endpage142
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-09T12:53:53Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2018-10-08T10:17:13Z
html.description.abstractPurpose Literature indicates that monetary reward or compensation impacts on the level of attraction, motivation, job satisfaction and retention of employees. The elements of compensation include salary, bonuses (allowances), gratuity and pension. The study investigated how these four elements of compensation specifically influence the attraction, motivation, job satisfaction, and retention of public sector construction employees of Jigawa State of Nigeria to inform how their employer can raise the current levels of satisfaction and retention of employees. Design/methodology/approach The Positivist paradigm guided the empirical research where a questionnaire was developed, pilot-tested and administered to 265 people using stratified random sampling. A total of 260 questionnaires were collected, representing a response rate of 98%. The data obtained was analysed using both descriptive statistics and Structural Equation Modelling. Findings The results established that construction employees in Jigawa State’s public sector were motivated by allowances and gratuity, attracted to the job by salary, pension and gratuity, and remained in their jobs through the influences of gratuity and pension. Gratuity played a major role as it impacted on all the 4 variables studied. Practical implications These findings are applicable to Jigawa State of Nigeria, but can be extrapolated to other public sector construction employees in the whole country. The findings could also be generalized in other States where the pay scales are different within the ministries. Originality/value The impacts of 4 elements of monetary rewards on 4 employees’ variables were studied. The specifics of which elements of compensation influence the employees of Jigawa State’s Ministry of Works and Transport have been identified. The findings from this study showed that gratuity played a primary role as it impacted highly on all the 4 variables of job attraction, motivation, satisfaction and retention. Pension also played a high role as it impacted heavily on job attraction, satisfaction and retention. Comparatively salary and allowances had high impact on one variable each: job attraction and motivation respectively.


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