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Rewards that matter: What motivates the Filipino employee
Psychology Department Faculty Publications
  • K Yao
  • Edna P Franco, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Ma. Regina Hechanova, Ateneo de Manila University
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This study aimed to find out three important characteristics of Filipino employees: motivational orientation, preferences in types of external rewards and attitudes and perceptions towards performance and rewards. Results reveal that Filipino employees are more intrinsically than extrinsically motivated. However, presented with tangible rewards options, cash is the top choice followed by travel, awards and celebrations, food. The study also shows difference in preference by gender, civil status and income level. In general, Filipino employees believe that rewards should be performance-based and is better measured and delivered on a team basis. They also believe that individual rewards should be given only when the organization performs well as a whole.

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Yao, K., Franco, E., & Hechanova, R. (2005). Rewards that matter: What motivates the Filipino employee. The way we work, 44-62.