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Chikwature and Oyedele2

Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 6(1), pp. 026-033February 2016

 ISSN: 2276-7789 

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An Analysis of the Effects of Monetary and Non-Monetary Incentives on Performance Levels of Employees in Organisations: A Case of Mutare Polytechnic, January 2013 to December 2015


*1Chikwature Whatmore and 2Oyedele Victoria


1Mutare Polytechnic, Zimbabwe

2Faculty of Education, Africa University, Zimbabwe


This study is an analysis of the effects of monetary and non monetary incentives on the performance levels of lecturers at Mutare Polytechnic covering the period of January 2013 to June 2015.  The population size was comprised of 15 administrators and 220 lecturers at Mutare Polytechnic and a stratified and purposive sample of 31 were the respondents. A mixed method research approach which applied both the qualitative and quantitative approaches in a single study was used in the study. The research instrument was a questionnaire complemented by interviews in the collection of data. Empirical evidence and results revealed that “monetary and non monetary incentives impact on and can improve the lecturers’ performance levels. The study revealed many performance variables in the findings, and the strategies that can be used by Mutare Polytechnic to improve the performance levels of lecturers are detailed under researchers’ input/Recommendations section. The organisation must organize  and set up a yearly calendar of trainings (workshops and seminars) for lecturers (staff) to train in such areas as Public Relations, Organisational Culture, Organisational Development, conditions of service, health and safety, to name a few. The researcher ultimately adopted the null hypothesis that monetary and non monetary incentives do improve the performance levels of lecturers at Mutare Polytechnic.


Keywords: incentives, factors, performance, polytechnic, administrators. 

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