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Article Published In Vol.5 (Nov-Dec-2017)

Effects of Age Diversity on Organizational Performance of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya

Pages : 1276-1281

Author : Regina Jepkeu Kirop and Dr. Robert Egessa

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County governments face many challenges when dealing with workforce diversity and this prevented them from developing and employing diverse workforce to work with them. Performance of County Governments has largely been influenced by age diversity. County Governments are facing challenges when employing their workforce in terms of age factor. So far there is still limited information as regards to age diversity. The objective of the study was to establish the extent to which age diversity affects organizational performance of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. The study used descriptive research design. The study location was in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya located in former Rift Valley Province in Northern part of it and the population consisted of 2,155 employees of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. The sample size was 400 employees. The sample was chosen through simple random sampling. The response rate of the study was 84.3% of the realized target. Reliability of the results was determined by the test-retest approach. Validity of the research instruments was established by using Elgeyo Marakwet County. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The hypothesis was tested using simple linear regression at 95% confidence level. The study revealed that age diversity has a positive effect on organizational performance of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya.

Keywords: Workforce diversity, organizational performance, age diversity



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