The purpose of this paper is to study relationship between organizational rewards, and
performance of Health Centre IV workers in greater Mbarara District.
This study used cross-sectional, explanatory and correlational approaches, and it utilised health
center IV’s workers’ data that were collected by using a questionnaire survey from a sample of 200 health
workers from 11 health centres from greater Mbarara district.
Results revealed that rewards, were significantly associated with health workers’ performances.
Contrary to previous thinking, organizational rewards and constructs do not significantly predict health
workers’ performance. Once health centre IV’s have appropriate reward strategies for their health workers
in health facilities, they are likely to work hard by meeting deadlines, being available at their work station
and they would eventually enhance on job performance.
This study focuses on rewards, and performance of health workers’ in
health centres iv in greater Mbarara and it is possible that these results are only applicable to the public
health centres iv in greater Mbarara. More research is therefore needed to further understand the relationship
between rewards, and performance of health workers in other sectors such as the private health sector and
in other areas of the country like northern, central and eastern Uganda.
The results are important for health policy development and implementation, for
example, in terms of primary health care and reporting lines for the health workers so as to enhance on their
performance in public health sector.
As far as the authors are aware, no research has hitherto been undertaken that
investigates the relationship between reward practices on health workers’ performance in health centres IV
in greater Mbarara district. Thus the results of this study will provide health practitioners with better insights
in some reward practices that could be adopted by government/health practitioners so as to improve the
performance of health centres IV workers.