International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Determinants of Employee Motivation and Retention: A Case of Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Mampong-Akwapim, Ghana
Irene Mawudeku, Majoreen Amankwah

The overall goal of the study is to identify key factors other than compensation that influence motivation at the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Mampong-Akwapim. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to investigate the factors that affect motivation and retention among the senior officers and senior staff, identify the level of importance of the various motivational factors and also identify any other factor that is key to their motivation and retention. Using a cross-sectional and quantitative design with the aid of both open-ended and close-ended questionnaires, data were collected from seventy-six (76) respondents and analysed using simple descriptive statistics and regression analysis. Non-financial factors especially leadership factors such as how employees’ grievances are handled and how their efforts are valued constitute about 60% of the drivers of motivation and retention. Thus, leadership style is a key determinant of motivation and retention among the Senior Staff and Senior Officers at CPMR.

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