Employee benefits and discipline in private universities in Uganda

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Integrity Research Journals
Organizations are operating in a highly competitive environment and to remain relevant they have to be able to respond quickly to ever changing customer demands. Employee benefits is one of the ways used by organizations for attracting and retaining suitable employees as well as facilitating them to improve their performance and thus ensure quality service. This study endeavours to analyze the relationship between employee benefits and discipline in private universities in Uganda. It involved 385 respondents from seven private chartered and accredited universities. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire whose validity and reliability was confirmed through Factor Analysis and Cronbach Alpha Test. Descriptive analysis involved the use of means (averages), while Pearson Linear Correlation Coefficient was used to test the hypothesis. The results revealed that employee benefit was a positive significant determinant of discipline of employees. In conclusion employee benefit was an important element in that it influenced the discipline of employees in private universities. It was recommended that managers of organizations such as private universities should put emphasis on employee benefit which will influence the discipline of their employees and thus their retention.
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employee, reward management, employee discipline, private universities, universities, staffing, motivation, Uganda