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Employee Well-Being: Recognition and Non-Academic Staff Performance in Select Federal Universities, South-South Geo-Political Zone, Nigeria


Employee recognition has become essential aspect of employee well-being in work place worldwide. This is so, as it affects performance of employees in organisations. The researcher investigated, the extent which employee well-being variable, recognition affect performance of non-academic staff (PNAS) in select Federal Universities, South-South geo-political zone, Nigeria. A survey research design was employed for this study. Hypothesis was developed to guide the study. The population of 19649 non-academic staff was used. Sample size of 392 was determined from Taro Yamane method. Data were collected from structured questionnaire. Stratified and random sampling technique were adopted. Useable instruments of 380 were returned. This was analysed using descriptive statistics and linear regression. The findings indicated that a relationship existed between employee recognition and performance in terms of commitment. The results also revealed that positive and significant relationship existed between employee well-being: recognition with Beta coefficients (β) value of 0.444, at P<0.000). In conclusion, employee well-being and recognition had significant and positive effect on staff performance. It is recommended that universities should establish and maintain work culture that acknowledges employees’ achievement openly among peers, to motivate employees for superior performance.

Keywords: Employee well-being, Performance, Recognition, and non-academic staff.

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