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Impact of Motivation on Employee Performance in Selected Hotels in Ilaro, Nigeria

Folalu A.A. & Aneke F.O., Volume 1 Issue 2, December 2020 Pages 104-110, Published: 2020-12-31


The study assesses motivation and reward of employee performance in the hotel industry in some selected hotels in Ilaro, Ogun State Nigeria. A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted among sixty workers in three selected hotels in the study area to determine the effectiveness of motivation and reward on employee performance in selected establishments. Three hotels were selected for this research work in Ogun State. A total of 60 respondents were selected through a convenience random sampling technique. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to obtain information on the biodata/socio-economic characteristic and motivation and reward on employee performance of the workers. Correlation and regression analysis were utilized to test the relevant hypothesis. The results showed that there is a weak positive relationship (r=0.494) between employee performance and monetary reward. However, there was a very weak insignificant relationship between employee performance and motivation (r=0.246). Further analysis shows that only monetary reward that has significant effect on employees’ performance. The study suggests that hotel management should always find how they will inculcate other means of compensation for staff welfare