Motivation Practices and Employee Discipline of Selected Federal Paramilitary Agencies in South West, Nigeria

Ogunkanmi A. T.


Motivation is imperative for employee discipline, as it is also critical to the success and survival of organisations. Some scholars are of the opinion that the most difficult factor, of all the factors of production in the organisation, is the human element. In the same vein human beings are considered as the most important assets of organization. Employee's behaviours, such as discipline and indiscipline affect the image of organisations both positively and negatively. The image of the organisation may be damaged by acts of indiscipline exhibited by employees. Such acts may include, lateness, laziness, leaking of official secrets, going against the rules and regulations of the organisation, brutality, corrupt practices and general misconducts.

Indiscipline among employees is a common phenomenon and it contributes to the negative images of many organisations. The high level of indiscipline among paramilitary officers is also a global issue. The study adopted quantitative research technique, with a study population of 22,235 personnel of selected paramilitary agencies in South-West, Nigeria. One thousand copies of validated questionnaires were used for collection of responses from respondents. The response rate was 91%, and data collected were analyzed by employing both descriptive and inferential methods. The result of the study confirmed that motivation had positive effect on employee discipline of the selected Federal paramilitary agencies in South-West, Nigeria.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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