Impact of Reward System on Students’ Motivation and Academic Performance: A Study of Secondary Schools


  • Muhammad Athar Hussain Associate Professor, Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Anam Rafaqat Research Scholar, Dept. of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Sehrish Hussain Lecturer, Dept. of Hum & Soc. Sciences, Khwaja Fareed UEIT, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan



This study is concerned with the impacts of the reward system on students’ motivation and academic performance at secondary schools. It will help in the development of educational goals and in the teaching-learning process. Learning and academic performance enhance people’s acquisition of academic knowledge, abilities, skills, and competency. The research uses a descriptive correlational technique and is quantitative in nature. The population of the study is 10th-class students from the Govt. Secondary schools (Tehsils i.e., RahimYar Khan, Liaquat Pur, Sadiqabad & Khan Pur) of District Rahim Yar Khan. In order to obtain qualitative data from students and their opinions about the impact of the school’s reward system on student motivation and academic performance, a survey research strategy was chosen for the study. Data were segregated by SPSS. Frequencies, independent sample t-tests, correlation, and Pearson were applied to get desired results. The findings of the study display that the academic performance of secondary school students is improved by a variety of factors. One of the most important factors that not only help people acquire the information, skills, and talents they need, but also promotes the entire development of the person, the community, and the country is education. A person with a good education is not only capable of achieving his or her personal objectives and ambitions but is also able to significantly improve his/her motivation