Rewards and organizational commitment among employees of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
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The study aimed at examining the relationship between rewards management and organizational commitment among employees of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. The study adopted a correlation research design having a population of 100 employees from different departments. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 70 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaire and through entering data into Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 23 computer software, it was analyzed. Descriptive statistics showed that 55.7% of the respondents were male and 44.3% were female, majority were between 26-31 years of age. Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) further indicated that there was a statistically significant positive relationship between rewards and organizational commitment (r=-0.729, P˂0.01). Basing on the findings, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development needs to establish a more effective reward management policy/system and involve employees in determining acceptable and affordable rewards based on achievement of performance targets and the organization’s ability to pay or provide for these rewards in order to increase the level of employee commitment. This can be done in liaison with the government agencies such as the public service commission and other state corporations in Uganda whose focus is research.