Rewards and work engagement of support staff of Kyambogo University in Uganda
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This study examined the relationship between employee rewards and work engagement of support staff of Kyambogo University in Uganda. Specifically, the study sought to examine the relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and work engagement of support staff of Kyambogo University in Uganda. Using both the quantitative and qualitative approaches and the study adopted the correlational research designs. Data were collected using a questionnaire survey and an interview guide. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive and inferential analyses. Descriptive analysis involved frequencies, percentages and means. Inferential analysis involved correlation and regression analyses. Descriptive results revealed that while intrinsic rewards, vigour and dedication were good, absorption and extrinsic rewards were fairly agreed. Inferential analyses revealed that intrinsic and extrinsic rewards had a positive and significant relationship with work engagement. It was concluded that intrinsic rewards are imperative for work engagement of employees and intrinsic rewards are very essential for work engagement of employees. Therefore, it was recommended that management of Kyambogo University should offer intrinsic rewards to employees and management of universities should provide extrinsic rewards that are more attractive to employees so that they can easily and happily get engaged to their work.