Effect of Remuneration on Employee Job Satisfaction at the Public Service Commission in Kenya

Nyaga, Juliet Wambeti, Gakobo, Thomas Waweru, Njuguna, Peter Mwaura


Over the years, job satisfaction is considered to be one such factor that has attracted the attention of not only government agencies, organizations, businesses, banks, and independent institutions but it has also proven to be an important aspect in academic institutions. In light of the above scenario the Kenya public service is not an exception. Although the mandate of the commission is to provide competent human resource in the public service, low morale and lack of staff motivation has remained a major challenge that Public Service Commission has to endure over the years. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of remuneration on job satisfaction at the Public Service Commission in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population for this study was 200 Public Service Commission employees. A stratified random sampling technique was employed to select a sample of 132 respondents. A five likert scale questionnaire was used to collect data which was analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. The study found out that that Remuneration has a statistical significantly effect on employee job satisfaction at the Public Service Commission in Kenya at 95% confidence level.  The study concluded that remuneration is an important factor affecting employee job satisfaction at the Public Service Commission in Kenya. The study recommended that the Public Service Commission in Kenya should improve on financial and non-financial compensation and increase employee wages in order to boost employee e satisfaction and enhance performance of public servants.

Key Words: Remuneration, Job Satisfaction, Public Service Commission

DOI: 10.7176/DCS/10-10-07

Publication date:October 31st 2020

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