International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Effects of Self-Sponsored Programs on Academic Staff Performance at Kenyan Universities
Josiah Roman Aketch, Odhiambo Odera, Paul Chepkuto, Ochieng Okaka

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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