— This paper is unique for being among the very few studies that examined the influence of career incentives on employee performance with the mediating role of distributive justice. A total of 140 Nigerian working adults have participated in this study but 116 questionnaires were good enough for further analysis. Descriptive analysis, correlation analysis and hierarchical regression analysis were used to analyze data and to test the hypotheses. The overall finding indicated that there is positive relationship between career incentives, and employee performance. It was also found that distributive justice partially mediated the relationships between career incentives and employee performance. Future researches should examine the various aspects of organizational characteristics and personal characteristics in relation to career incentives within organizations. Organizations thrive through the instrumentality of people because they possess the required skills, knowledge and competencies needed for the execution of organizational strategy and planning. Hence, organizations should entrench a competitive total remuneration package that consists of career incentives programs and various organizational benefits based on the principle of distributive justice. In addition, management should build up an effective pay design and management systems in organizations. Openness in communication and employee participation in the pay design and management help in achieving this goal.
— Career incentives, distributive justice, employee performance, Nigeria.
Abdussalaam Iyanda Ismail is with the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abdul-Halim Abdul-Majid and Mohd Hasanur Raihan Joarder are with the School of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Abdussalaam Iyanda Ismail, Abdul-Halim Abdul-Majid, and Mohd Hasanur Raihan Joarder, " Mediating Role of Distributive Justice in the Relationship between Career Incentives and Employee Performance," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 929-935, 2015.