Effect of Workplace Security on Employee Performance at Vihiga County Referral Hospital
The purpose of this study was to establish the effect of workplace security on employee performance at Vihiga County Referral Hospital. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The study targeted employees of Vihiga County Referral Hospital which comprise of administration (15), technical staff (157) and subordinate staff (136). Therefore, the target population was 308 employees. The researcher obtained the sample size using Yamane formulae (1967) to arrive at 174 respondents. The study employed stratified and simple random sampling techniques. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample of the other employees. Stratified sampling was used to achieve desired representation from various subgroups in the population. The study used a structured questionnaire to collect the primary data. Data was then analyzed through the use of descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24. The presentation of the findings was done by frequency distribution tables and diagrams, pie charts, and bar graphs. The study findings revealed that workplace security has a positive and significant effect on employee performance. Hospital management should involve their employees in staff capacity building training to increase the staff employability and hence increase the feeling of employees feeling secure. Staff are required to wear protective cloth, use equipment and tools provided for their work, and report any contravention of the law by management.
Keywords: Workplace, Security, Employee, Performance, Hospital
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