Employee assistance programmes, extrinsic motivation and job performance : case of Office of the Prime Minister
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The study aimed at examining the relationship between employee assistance programs, extrinsic motivation and job performance among employees of prime minister’s office. The study adopted a quantitative study design which was correlation in nature with a population of 139. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 100 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaire and entered in the computer for analysis through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 23. Descriptive statistics showed that 41.0% of the respondents were female and 59.0% were male, majority were between 25-34 years (68.0%). Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) further indicated that there was a significant positive relationship between employee assistance programs and extrinsic motivation, (r=.232, p=.020), however, there was no significant relationship between employee assistance programs and job performance, (r=.100, p= .324) as well as extrinsic motivation and job performance (r=123, p= .224). Therefore, the present study provides a basis and implications for further investigation on the relationship between employee assistance programs, extrinsic motivation and job performance among employees in different ministries. It was recommended that the of prime minister’s office should Management of prime minister’s office should consider setting up fully functional employee assistance programs. This will help their employees to become more motivated and therefore increasing on their output.