Reward System and Employee Work Attitude among Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State



This study examined the influence of reward system on employees work attitude among small and medium scale enterprises in Rivers State Nigeria. The study employed the survey study design. The study which was carried out in Port Harcourt metropolis, purposively selected a sample size of 125 from five (5) enterprises. The study adopted simple random sampling technique.  Questionnaire was the major instrument for data collection. Data generated were analyzed using the non-method of data analysis. Based on the analysis, findings show that pay influences the employees work attitude. Findings also show that the work environment, remunerations, such as wages, salaries, bring benefits, bonuses and incentives, significantly influence the work attitude of employees, which contribute greatly to organizational success. The study therefore, recommend that pay and other tangible rewards (extrinsic), should be paid to employees in the right quantity and quality. Also, training and re-training programmes should be encouraged to change employee’s attitude towards work.

Keywords: reward system, employees, work attitude.

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