INFLUENCE OF WORK ENVIRONMENT ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES IN KENYA

LUCY KANANA GITONGA

Abstract


Work environment has both positive and negative effects on the psychological and welfare of employees. The Kenyan government acknowledges that over the years there has been poor performance in the public sector, thus  hindering service delivery which affect the realization of sustainable economic growth. The general objective of the study was to establish the influence of work environment on organizational performance in government ministries in Kenya. The target population was drawn from 6 government ministries based on the performance contracting reports of 2012.  The total population was 7913 and the sample size was 367 according to (Krecie and morgan  1970) table.  Stratified random sampling technique was employed in selecting the sample.  The study adopted descriptive research design and primary data was collected  using a questionnaire in the selected government ministries. A pilot study was done to test the validity and reliability of the instrument for data collection.  Data was analysed by SPSS version 21. The study employed quantitative analysis techniques and correlated and generated findings showing that the variables were significantly and positively influenced organizational performance in government ministries in Kenya. Psychosocial environment was the most significant factor and had a positive significant relationship at 5% level of significance. The study recommends that there is need to ensure effective policies to enhance organizational performance in government ministries in Kenya as established in the study.

Key Words:  Work Environment, Organizational Performance


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