African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4167

Full Length Research Paper

Incentives as correlates of employees’ loyalty towards management in organisation

Idowu H. A. O.
  • Idowu H. A. O.
  • Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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Soyebo K. O.
  • Soyebo K. O.
  • Department of Management and Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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Adeoye E. A.
  • Adeoye E. A.
  • Department of Management and Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 27 September 2017
  •  Accepted: 11 September 2018
  •  Published: 28 June 2019


The study investigates the effects of incentives on employees’ loyalty towards organisational management. It considers the types of incentives structure implemented for employees, and its probable effects on the performance and loyalty of employees to the management of an organisation. Data were collected through the administration of questionnaire to one hundred and twenty respondents, comprising thirty respondents; they were selected using convenience sampling from four organizations namely Sumal Foods Limited, Yale Foods Limited, Coca Cola Bottling Company, and Zartech, all located within Ibadan South west Local Government Area of Oyo State. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency counts, percentages, means and standard deviation. The findings revealed that the core of the respondents was within their active ages, with majority (65.8%) being married, (63.3%) having a household size of 3-5, and (79.2%) having post-secondary education. Majority (75%) were full time workers (53.3%), with 11 to 20 years of work experience, while 63.3% earned between ₦19,000 and ₦54,000 per month. The organisations provided tangible and intangible financial incentives to their employees with mean between 2.5-3.5. Respondents indicated that non-availability of all types of incentives will negatively affect loyalty and performance (mean between 3.0 and 3.3). Therefore, for sustained employees’ loyalty and increased performance, adequate incentive packages should be available for workers of all categories.


Key words:  Incentives, employees' loyalty, organizational management.