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Effect of Orientation Programs on Employee Performance A Case of USIU-Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ndayisaba, Hortance
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-13T09:07:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-13T09:07:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3391
dc.description A Project Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) en_US
dc.description.abstract The general purpose of this study was to establish the effect of orientation programs on employee performance, a case of United States International University-Africa. The study was guided by three specific objectives: to investigate the methodologies used for orientation program and their link to employee performance, to determine the effect of orientation on employee predominance and their link to employee performance, and finally to identify the factors affecting orientation programs and measures to curb them then their link to employee performance. The target population of the study was the 270 administration staffs of USIU-AFRICA, Kenya. A descriptive design approach was used in this study. Simple random sampling was used to determine the population sample that was involved in the study. The data collection instrument tool used to obtain primary data was a structured questionnaire. A Pilot test of 10 questionnaires was done to ensure that the questionnaire was reliable. Scale reliability for study variables was determined by computing the overall Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient for the items of the independent and dependent variable; the results have shown that the internal consistency was acceptable since all variables were greater than the threshold value of 0.7. Normality test was also done; the normality of data distribution was assessed by examining its skewness and kurtosis. Pearson Correlation and regression analysis were also done to see whether the independent variables were positively and significantly related to Employee Performance; the results have shown thatcorrelation was significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed) and all independent variables were sharing a variation of 56.1 % of Employee Performance. The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Tables and figures were then used to present the findings. The findings of this study showed that Methodologies used for orientation program were significantly related to Employee Performance (r = 0.518, p-value=0.000<0.05). Employee predominance was found to be positive and significantly related to Employee Performance (r = 0.454, p-value=0.000<0.05). Factors affecting orientation programs were found to be positive and significantly related to Employee Performance (r = 0.404, p-value=0.000<0.05). Methodologies used for orientation program were also found to have a positive linearly significant influence on Employee Performance. (β=0.389, p=0.000<0.05). Employee Predominance was also found to have a positive linearly significant influence on Employee Performance. (β=0.205, p=0.016<0.05). Factors affecting orientation programs were also found to have a positive linearly significant influence on Employee Performance. (β=0.138, p=0.038<0.05). Methodologies used for orientation programs was the most important in influencing Employee Performance (βeta=0.404) followed by Employee Predominance (βeta=0.283) and the least was Factors affecting orientation programs (βeta=0.200). This study has recommended USIU-AFRICA to emphasize on the issue of mentorship during orientation as it is shown by the findings that employee performance has not been influenced by mentorship. Finally, the study recommended a well and planned orientation to new hires as a way of respecting them as first assets of the organization and to apply their suggestions during orientation when necessary. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Orientation Programs en_US
dc.subject Employee Performance en_US
dc.subject USIU-Africa en_US
dc.title Effect of Orientation Programs on Employee Performance A Case of USIU-Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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