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Article Published In Vol.6 (Sept-Oct-2018)

Influence of Physical Engagement on Job Performance among Employees in the Civil Service: A Case of Kakamega Regional Head Quarters in Kenya

Pages : 1071-1078, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.6.5.11

Author : Roselyne Makhanu, Dr. Clive Mukanzi and Eshiteti Stephen Nyikuli

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of physical engagement on Job Performance among employees in the civil service at Kakamega regional Headquarters, Kenya. A target sample of 258 respondents drawn from a sampling comprising top, supervisory, and lower cadre employees was obtained using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. From the top management, a census was used to obtain all the 30 respondents. From the supervisory and lower cadre employees’ strata, a proportionate allocation was used to select a 61 middle managers and 167 lower cadre employees (representative sample from each) and the data collected by use of questionnaires. Data was analysed using descriptive, correlation and multiple linear regression analyses. Findings of the study indicated that the civil service employees at Kakamega regional Headquarters experience high physical engagement from their superiors. As a results, it was found that their job performance had increased considerably. Further, the study also revealed a strong positive and significant correlation between physical engagement and job performance. These findings suggest that the civil service employees value the physical engagement that they receive from their workplaces which then leads to increased job performance. Therefore, the study recommends that more emphasis should be placed in ensuring the civil servants at Kakamega regional headquarters continue to be more physically engaged for enhanced job performance.

Keywords: Physical Engagement and Job Performance

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