EFFECT OF REWARD ON WORKERS ATTITUDE TO WORK IN AN ORGANIZATION
(CASE STUDY OF AUCHI POLYTECHNIC, AUCHI, EDO STATE)


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Certification - - - - - - - - - i
Dedication - - - - - - - - - ii
Acknowledgement - - - - - - - - iii
Table of Contents- - - - - - - - - iv
Abstract - - - - - - - - - vii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the study - - - - - - 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem - - - - - - 2
1.3 Research Questions - - - - - - - 3
1.4 Objectives of the study - - - - - - 3
1.5 Statement of the Hypotheses - - - - - 4
1.6 Scope of the Study -- - - - - - - 4
1.7 Significance of the Study - - - - - - 4
1.8 Limitation of the Study - - - - - - 5
1.9 Operational Definition of Terms - - - - 6
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Motivation - - - - - - - - - 8
2.2 Motivation Theories - - - - - - - 10
2.3 Solution to Employee Effectiveness to Work - - 24
2.4 Leadership Style - - - - - - - 25
CHAPPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
3.1 Research Design - - - - - - - 30
3.2 Population of the Study - - - - - - 30
3.3 Instrumentation - - - - - - - 31
3.4 Method of Data Collection - - - - - 32
3.5 Method of Data Analysis - - - - - - 33
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
4.1 Data Presentation - - - - - - - 34
4.2 Test of Hypotheses - - - - - - 45
4.3 Discussion of Findings - - - - - - 49
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary - - - - - - - - 51
5.2 Conclusion - - - - - - - - 52
5.3 Recommendations - - - - - - - 53
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ABSTRACT
There is a general assumption about Nigerian workers that they have a
negative attitude to work. This assumption is based on mere
speculations without real empirical validation. Effect of a particular
reward system on the motivation of workers is determined by its
attractiveness. The more attractive a reward is the more workers will
be motivated to perform. The objective of this research study is
therefore to look at effect of reward on workers attitude to work, to
improve the morale of workers and increase loyalty and adaptability of
staff in an organization. The method of data collection used in this
research were primary source and secondary sources such as
Questionnaire, personal interview, personal observation method and
consultation of textbooks journals, magazine etc. Findings in the
course of this research revealed that the attractiveness of the
organization's reward in meeting the immediate needs of the workers
will make them develop positive attitude to work.

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study
Nigeria as a nation is endowed with abundant human and material
resources. In spite of these, it is surprising to note that Nigeria
is still rated among the less developed countries in the world today.
This may be the attributed to the fact that the resources human and
material are poorly utilized. One of the reasons for the poor
utilization of these resources is the Nigerians attitude to work.
It is necessary to know the prevailing attitude of workers to
work at a particular point in time so that their work attitude can be
improved and developed in the right values and ethics necessary for
industrial development. Akerele (2012) asserted that it is more
desirable for workers to have levels for a reasonable level of
industrialization.
According to Ejiofor (2011), the economy is inefficient
primarily because the workers are ill-motivated to produce. He also
stated that Nigeria is more noted in the public sector than in the
private sector. The attitude to work of workers can be improved
depending on the reward system. The impact of a particular reward
system on the motivation of worker's is determined by its
attractiveness. The more attractive a reward system is, the