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Title: Rewards for Rehabilitation and Special Education Staff and Their Importance in Employee Motivation
Authors: Alvanoudi, Noula 
Staboulis, Miltiadis 
Papadopoulos, Konstantinos 
Author Department Affiliations: Department of Educational & Social Policy 
Department of Educational & Social Policy 
Department of Educational & Social Policy 
Author School Affiliations: School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 
Subjects: FRASCATI__Social sciences__Economics and Business__Business and Management
FRASCATI__Social sciences__Educational sciences__Education, special (including:to gifted persons, those with learning disabilities)
Keywords: rewards
rehabilitation staff
special education staff
employee motivation
total rewards framework
Issue Date: Apr-2023
Journal: International Journal of Instruction 
ISSN: 1694-609X
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Abstract: 
This study examined the rewards for 21 (3 males and 18 females) Greekemployees, from different specialties who work with people with special needseither in two rehabilitation centers, a public (n= 9) and a private (n= 5), and or indifferent public school structures (n=7). For the purpose of this study, three focusgroups were set up to determine employees’ perceptions and feelings aboutrewards and their importance in motivating staff. The conceptual researchframework was based on the Total Rewards Model of Towers Perrin. From thefocus groups we drew conclusions regarding the rewards that were applied andidentified those that were important for motivation. Without exception, all theparticipants were primarily intrinsically motivated. The findings support the notionthat the rewards connected to work environment and learning and developmentwere the most important for their motivation, while the rewards connected to payand benefits did not seem of great importance for their motivation. The TotalRewards Framework proved to be appropriate and useful in understanding theperspectives of rehabilitation and special education staff on rewards. Theusefulness of the results lies in the holistic study of the rewards, which can providefeedback for employers, trade unions, and lifelong learning. The study can, also,provide a perspective for future research into the long-term exploitation of the totalrewards model.
URI: https://www.e-iji.net/dosyalar/iji_2023_2_5.pdf
https://ruomoplus.lib.uom.gr/handle/8000/1236
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Corresponding Item Departments: Department of Educational & Social Policy
Department of Educational & Social Policy
Department of Educational & Social Policy
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