A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENCES IN REWARD PREFERENCE AMONG SENIOR AND JUNIOR CADRE WORKERS: A Case Study of Osun State Civil Service.
This paper examined differences in the preference of senior and junior cadre workers of Osun State Civil Service for financial and non-financial motivation rewards. The objective was to ascertain the nature of such differences and its policy implications. Data were collected through a questionnaire from a randomly selected sample of 580 workers made up of 233 junior and 347 senior cadre workers. The data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistical tools. Results showed that while there was a significant difference in the preference of both senior and junior workers for financial rewards, there was no significant difference in their preference for non-financial rewards. It was concluded that junior level workers also place a great premium on non-financial motivators as much as senor level workers.