International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Influence of Motivation on Performance in the Public Security Sector with a Focus to the Police Force in Nairobi, Kenya
Were M. Susan, Prof R .W Gakure, Mr. E. K Kiraithe, Dr. A.G Waititu

The central problem of this study is that despite the government reform efforts in the Security sector, performance has continued to deteriorate with criminal activities increasing by the day. Challenges leading to this dismal performance have not been adequately investigated and well understood, hence hindering performance by the security officers who play a critical role in security issues. The consideration of the relationship between motivation as the independent variable in this study and performance as the dependent variable was sought. To this end, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of motivation on performance in the public security sector in Nairobi County, Kenya. The unit of analysis was the regular police. The study used a mixed research design of exploratory, descriptive and quantitative designs with the list of regular police officers serving as the sampling frame. The questionnaire was used to gather relevant information from the respondents. Data collected was analyzed using both the descriptive and inferential statistics. The study established that there is a strong influence on performance of the regular police officers attributable to units of change in motivation . The study recommended that government and other concerned stakeholders should adequately motivate the police for improved performance / service delivery.

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