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Title: Effect of the application of motivation theories on employee performance: a study of Controller and Accountant General’s Department, Kumasi
Authors: Shaban, Fauziyya
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2013
Abstract: Motivation seems to be one of the most important techniques of human resource management. An approach that motivates some employees to perform well misses the mark with other employees. This therefore, poses a major challenge to today’s managers. Often, employers pose questions like what factors determine an employee’s level of motivation. Are employees motivated when there is a perception of non equity in payment? Why are employees enthusiastic when they begin a new job but lose interest after a period of time? This all boils down to the question of motivation. The research explained the role motivation plays in enhancing employee performance. The study was conducted at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department. The reason for choosing this organisation was that the Controller and Accountant General’s Department is an institution that is in charge of the nation’s finances. It makes payment on behalf of the Government and releases funds for developmental projects in the nation. Motivating its employees therefore means that such employees would have job satisfaction which will impact positively on their work and this will have a positive effect on the nation as a whole. The main objective of the study was to find out the effect of motivation theories on employee performance. The research methods adopted for the study consisted of the, sampling procedure, study population, sample frame and sample selection. Both primary and secondary sources of data were used in the data collection. The methods adopted for data collection were questionnaires and interview. In the analysis, it was revealed that when motivation theories are implemented at the organisation, employees record an increase in their performance. It was therefore concluded that management applied various motivational theories in the organisation (Controller and Accountant General’s Department) in order to motivate employees to enhance their performances.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Sociology and Social Work in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology, 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6339
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