Effect of Motivation on Employees’ Commitment to Work in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria

Abdulmalik MUSA

Abstract


The study examined the effect of motivation on employees’ commitment in Federal Civil Service of Nigeria using Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja as case study. The study used survey research design. The population of the study is the staff of the ministry which is 578. The study used Taro Yamane formula to reduce the population of the study to 236 which is the sample size. The study also used 26 management staff.  The study used questionnaire to obtained data and the data was analyzed using regression with the aid of SPSS statistical software 25.00. The finding indicates that there is positive and significant relationship between motivation and employees commitment in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja. Other findings were that there is negative and significant relationship between extrinsic motivation and employees’ commitment in Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja; and there is positive and significant relationship between intrinsic motivation and employees’ commitment in Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja. The study suggested that Federal Ministry of Science and Technology should continue in motivating employees for working in the ministry. They should consider pay rise for the employees, give them adequate bonuses, give employees responsibility as well as recognize and praise the employees for being committed to work. 


Keywords


Motivation, Intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation and employees’ commitment

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