The Effect of Financial and Non-financial Incentives on Job Satisfaction: An Examination of Food Chain Premises in Turkey

  •  Ali Erbasi    
  •  Tugay Arat    


The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of financial and non-financial incentives on job satisfaction, which are used in food chain premises; and to indicate the difference of employee attitudes related to job satisfaction and incentives on some demographical variables. The questionnaires prepared for this purpose are applied to eleven employees at food premises, which are currently working in food sector in Central Anatolian Region in Turkey. The data obtained from the research are analyzed via several techniques by using SPSS 15.0 program. According to the results of the analysis, a significant relation is observed between the financial and non-financial incentives and the job satisfaction of employees. When these relations are compared, the result is that the attitudes towards financial incentives have a stronger effect on job satisfaction than the attitudes towards non-financial incentives. Besides, the differences among some demographical variables (union membership, gender, income level) and the attitudes towards these incentives and job satisfaction levels are tested. This research plays an important role to provide significant data for strategical administrative institutions of food chain premises in terms of financial and non-financial incentives, job satisfaction and some demographical characteristics of the employees.

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