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

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Aketch, Josiah Roman, Odera, Odhiambo, 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.
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Effects of self-sponsored programs on academic staff performance at Kenyan universities

ERA Journal ID200752
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAketch, Josiah Roman, Odera, Odhiambo, Chepkuto, Paul and Okaka, Ochieng
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Journal Citation2 (15), pp. 60-64
Number of Pages5
Year2012
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN2220-8488
2221-0989
Web Address (URL)http://www.ijhssnet.com/update/index.php/side-archive.html?id=1169
Abstract

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.

Keywordsstaff performance, quality of work life, Universities, Kenya
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350710. Organisational behaviour
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsMasinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Moi University, Kenya
University of Science and Technology, Kenya
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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