BENEATH OR BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY: INCOME AND EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT IN IBADAN NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OYO STATE, NIGERIA
The success and survival of any organization is determined by the way the workers are remunerated and rewarded. The pay structure determines employees’ commitment and their attitude to work. This paper therefore succinctly examines the relationship between income and employee commitment in Ibadan North Local Government Oyo State. Herzberg’s two factor theory was adopted as the theoretical framework for the study. The study combined both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. One hundred and ninety three copies of the questionnaire were administered and ten structured interviews were conducted to gather relevant information from the respondents in order to critically analyze different perspectives of employees on the pay structure. Findings revealed that majority of the respondents asserted that salaries were not paid as at when due and that prompt payment of salaries and allowances motivates employees to be more committed to work. Using the regression analysis, the study therefore concluded that there is a significant influence of income level on employees’ commitment among employees in Ibadan North local government. Thus, it was recommended that the government is greatly required to intervene and increase their allocations to the local government.
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