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ORIGINAL RESEARCH article

Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.563070

Intrinsic Rewards and Employee's Performance with the mediating mechanism of Employee's Motivation Provisionally accepted The final, formatted version of the article will be published soon. Notify me

 Faiza Manzoor1, Longbao Wei1* and  Muhammad Asif1
  • 1Zhejiang University, China

The prime goal of this study is to analyse the impact of intrinsic rewards on employee’s performance. It also focuses on the role of employee's motivation as an intervening factor. To achieve this objective data has been collected through the questionnaire method from small and medium enterprises of Pakistan. A total of 400 questionnaires were distributed to the target population, and 300 were received. To test the hypotheses the confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling have been used. The main results of the study have shown a positive and significant impact of intrinsic rewards has on employee’s performance. Specifically, the study reveals that an employee’s motivation significantly mediates the association between intrinsic rewards and employee’s performance. In the lights of the findings, implications are outlined.

Keywords: intrinsic rewards, Employee motivation, Employee performance, Small and medium enterprises, Pakistan

Received: 17 May 2020; Accepted: 10 Jun 2021.

Copyright: © 2021 Manzoor, Wei and Asif. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Longbao Wei, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, lbwei@zju.edu.cn