Effect of career development on performance of academic staff in selected private universities in Kampala, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The study was about the effects of career development on work performance of academic staff in selected private universities in Uganda; with career development constructed as training and promotion. The main objective was to examine how career development affected work performance with specific objectives; i) to assess the relationship between training and work performance and, ii) to examine the effect of promotion on work performance of academic staff in private universities in Uganda. The research employed majorly quantitative-cross-sectional-Co-relational design as it manipulated figures statistically, co-related responses and administered questionnaires at once on a sample size of 198 academic staff from four private universities in Kampala, Uganda. The researcher found that training and promotion indeed affect work performance though most responses were close to neutral opinion. The researcher thus recommends that training (especially refresher courses) and promotion should be emphasized to boost productivity of academic staff and encourage females to take up some of the responsibilities. This research report comprised of five chapters: Chapter one looked at the general introduction considering the background, problem statement, and significance of the study among others. Chapter Two reviewed related literature to career development and work performance. Chapter Three highlighted the methodology employed considering design, sampling and validity and reliability among others. Chapter Four presented data and their interpretation; while Chapter Five discussed, concluded and recommended about the findings
A thesis report submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Master of Business Administration-Human Resource
Career development, Performance of academic staff, Private universities, Kampala, Uganda