Effects of self-sponsored programs on academic staff performance at Kenyan universities

Aketch, Josiah Roman and Odera, Odhiambo and Chepkuto, Paul and Okaka, Ochieng (2012) Effects of self-sponsored programs on academic staff performance at Kenyan universities. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (15). pp. 60-64. ISSN 2220-8488

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The study sought to determine the effects of self sponsored programs (SSP) on academic staff performance and to establish factors contributing to the quality of work life (QWL) of the academic staff. It also sought to determine the relationship between QWL and performance. The study location was Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in Kenya and the study population was composed of 194 MMUST academic staff. Stratification was used to ensure all faculties were represented. Proportionate random sampling was utilized by grouping employees according to their job positions or rank and a sample of 36 respondents was chosen. Pearson correlation was employed to test the hypothesis between, academic staff QWL and performance. The findings indicate that SSP negatively affects the performance of the academic staff in public universities and recommend that strict loading for academic staff in line with universities full time staff equivalent should be implemented.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retain copyright.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 05:38
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: staff performance, quality of work life, Universities, Kenya
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22017

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