AN EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF MOTIVATION ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: A STUDY OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
This paper accessed employees’ level of motivation vis-a-vis their level of performance. The objective was to ascertain the nature of the relationship between the two variables within the context of prevailing conditions of work in the public service. The study sample was up of 580 randomly selected workers of the Osun State Civil Service and 345 randomly selected clients of the government establishments. Data were collected through two questionnaires and analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Results showed that there was no significant relationship between motivation and performance of the workers. It was concluded that lack of necessary requirements in the work environment prevented the intrinsic motivation of the workers from being translation into higher performance levels.