Financial Rewards and Productivity of Employees in Government Aided Schools. a Case of Mpigi District.
Author: KAINZA MARY PHIONAH
Supervisor: Patsor Kiiza
This study was carried out to investigate the relationship between financial rewards and productivity of employee in government aided secondary schools. It was carried out in selected Secondary schools in Mpigi district and it included St. Maryís S.S. Nkozi, St. Phillips Equatorial S.S. Nabusanke and St. Balikuddembe S.S. Mitala Maria all found in Mawokota south constituency of Mpigi district local government. The objectives of the study were: to investigate the relationship between base pay and productivity of employees in government aided secondary schools, to find out the relationship between allowances and productivity of employees in government aided secondary schools, and to investigate the relationship between pay for performance and productivity of employees in government aided secondary schools.
Literature was reviewed to supplement and support the research findings and mainly articles, academic journals, text books, pamphlets, and internet were used as major sources of literature. This literature greatly contributed to the study and findings of the study were compared with the literature to see whether they concur or not.
Questionnaires were used as means of data collection and 52 questionnaires were distributed to employees in the selected government aided secondary schools in Mpigi district local government. The data collected was then analysed properly to produce information. Interviews were also used where the researcher interacted with the employees of different schools and then the responses were also analysed and supplemented to the questionnaires responses.
Tables were used in the presentation of data collected from the field. The study findings indicated that there was a positive and negative relationship with base pay, allowances and pay for performance. The positive effect included: improved employee performance, improved creativity, improved quality of output, increased job satisfaction, increased productivity, increased morale for work, increased attendance and increased customer care where as the negative effect included: decline in performance, job dissatisfaction, decreased morale for work, boring work, late coming and absenteeism.
The study findings facilitated the recommendations that the research put to the government of Uganda. They included: increasing salaries of employees in government aided secondary schools, ensuring that the salaries are paid timely and regularly, reduce on the taxes levied on their salaries, provide allowances like transport refund, accommodation, meals allowances, and also make these allowances available and reliable. It finally ends with suggestions to future researchers.