Assessing the Relationship between Rewards and Employees’ Motivation in Some Selected Non-Profit Organizations in Abuja, Nigeria

  • Aigboje Joseph Ekhayemhe Delta State University
  • Susan Oguzie University of Benin, Nigeria
Keywords: Rewards, Employee motivation, Non-Profit Organization (NGO), Intrinsic, Extrinsic


This study examines the relationship between rewards and employee’s motivation in four selected non-profit organizations in Abuja, Nigeria. The employees of the four organizations (Action Aid Nigeria, African Development Foundation (ADF), African Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) and Think Nigeria First Initiative) were taken as sample of the study. The objectives of this study were to find out the relationship between rewards and employees’ performance in the non-profit organizations in Abuja, Nigeria and also to ascertain the extent to which both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards impact on employees' performance. Self-designed questionnaire was used for data collection.180 questionnaires were distributed and 154 were returned, hence the response rate was 83.2%. The data was analyzed using the techniques of rank correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis. All the findings were tested at 0.01 and 0.05 level of significance. The result concludes that there is a direct relationship between extrinsic rewards and employee’s motivation. However, intrinsic rewards found an insignificant impact on employee motivation.

Author Biographies

Aigboje Joseph Ekhayemhe, Delta State University

Aigboje Joseph Ekhayemhe is a graduate of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. As an MSc student he wrote his thesis in the field of Marketing. He has a number of papers in Marketing and Business Management. His main research interests are brand management, employee motivation, international marketing, digital marketing, sales management, and consumer behavior

Susan Oguzie, University of Benin, Nigeria

Susan oguzie is a graduate of the University of Benin, Nigeria. As an MSc. student, she wrote her thesis in the field of Educational Foundations. Her main research interests are social interactions, emotional intelligence, motivation, and curriculum development. She has a good experience in Guidance and Counseling and Curriculum Development.