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ERIC Number: EJ981611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Effects of Performance-Based Financial Incentives on Work Performance: A Study of Technical-Level Employees in the Private Sector in Sri Lanka
Wickramasinghe, Vathsala; Dabere, Sampath
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v25 n3 p37-51 2012
The objective of the study is to investigate the effect of performance-based financial incentives on work performance. The study hypothesized that the design features of performance-based financial incentive schemes themselves may influence individuals' work performance. For the study, survey methodology was used and 93 technical-level employees who were subjected to a performance-based incentive scheme for at least 2 years in their firms responded. Regression analysis was used for data analysis. It was found that the design features of performance-based financial incentives schemes explain 51% of the variance in work performance. Six of the incentive scheme factors, including the goals of incentive scheme, employee participation in setting goals, incentive scheme type, and payout frequency, have significant positive impact on work performance. Overall, the findings suggest that well-designed and carefully implemented incentive schemes have significant positive impact on work performance. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka