n South African Journal of Labour Relations - The motivational impact of job security, recognition, monetary incentives and training on the job performance of blue-collar employees

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-8410
  • E-ISSN: 2520-3223



In addressing the problem of low motivation in blue-collar employees in South Africa, an exploratory latent class analysis was conducted to assess the influence of employment characteristics on job motivation. The objective of the study was to investigate the influence of rewards, such as job security, recognition, monetary incentives and training, on the job motivation (performance) of blue-collar employees. Two segments were identified : 1) those primarily motivated by job security and monetary incentives, and 2) those primarily motivated by recognition and monetary incentives. The implications of this study for improving employee motivation are discussed.

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