Perceived organizational support, employee motivation and engagement among Makerere University non-teaching staff
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Employees who perceive that organizations support them in terms of their well-being, welfare and development are likely to be motivated at their work place hence engage at their work.This study sought to examine the relationship between perceived organizational support, employee motivation and engagement among Makerere University non-teaching staff. A sample of 80 was selected using purposive random sampling, and Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r) was used to test the relationship study variables. The results of the study indicated that there is no significant relationship between Perceived Organizational Support and Employee Motivation (r= -.120, p=.287>0.01); there is a significant positive relationship between Employee Motivation and Employee Engagement (r= .300,p=.007<0.01), and there is a significant positive relationship between Perceived Organizational Support and Employee Engagement (r= .616, p=.000<0.01. This therefore means that the null hypothesis is rejected.It was concluded that it is important that for organizations to maximize and tap into their employees’ motivation and engagement, they need to be supportive and also care for their needs. This is because employees in most cases tend to reciprocate their efforts through motivation and engagement if they feel that they gain support of equal measure from the organization.