Perceived organizational support, organizational commitment and turnover intentions among the employees of Civil Aviation Authority Uganda
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between motivation, employee engagement and job performance among employees of Nansana Municipal Council. The study adopted a correlational survey design that is quantitative in nature with a population of 50 staff. A census sampling technique was adopted by the researcher because the total number of employees in this organization was relatively small thus, in order to avoid sampling bias, this technique was used to draw a sample of 50 respondents. Data was collected using a 10 item motivation scale adopted from Brisling et al., (2006) and Mahaney et al., (2006) measuring motivation, employee engagement was assessed by a standard instrument developed by developed by Schaufelli and Salanova (2002), and lastly, job performance was measured using an 14-item scale instrument developed by Campbell (2001). Data was entered into Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) computer program version 23.0 and hypotheses tested using Pearson product-moment correlation Coefficient (r). Results indicated that; there is a significant and positive relationship between motivation and employee engagement. Similarly, findings revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between motivation and job performance. Finally, findings showed that there is a positive significant relationship between employee engagement and job performance. Thus, basing on the findings of this study: it is important for organizations to put in place management systems and policies that foster an environment where employees feel motivated because a motivated work force will eventually lead to employees` engagement levels to increase and then go an extra mile to exhibit extra-role behaviors thus increasing performance.