Motivation Strategies and Workers’ Job Performance in Selected Companies in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr Godwin B. Ushie, Dr Glory Emmanuel Edoho, Augustine Akomaye Abuokwen & E. A. Adigeb


The study examines motivation strategies and workers’ job performance in selected companies in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of the study, two research questions were posed and converted into two null hypotheses to guide the study. Correlational research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised of 8,431 company workers in the study area. The sample of the study is 160 company workers chosen from selected companies using simple random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a four point rating scale questionnaire with 20 items titled “Motivation Strategies and Workers Job Performance Questionnaire.” The instrument was validated by three experts. The hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result of the analysis showed, among others, that verbal reinforcement and prompt payment of salaries had significant relationship with workers’ job performance in the study area. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that workers’ salaries, leave grant and other financial benefits should be paid regularly to motivate the workers to perform optimally.

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