Working conditions and employee performance of Kinyara Sugar Works Limited in Masindi district, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
This study particularly examined the effect of working conditions on employee performance at Kinyara Sugar Works Limited (KSWL) in Masindi District. This was guided by specific objectives which include; i) to find out the working conditions of the employees; ii) to find out other factors affecting the employee work, and iii) to establish the significant relationship between working conditions and employee performance. The study used the correlational research design to determine the relationship between working conditions in particular and employee performance at KSWL. The study is both quantitative and qualitative. It involved the use of questionnaires and interviews for data collection from the sample size of 341 respondents which was selected from a population size of 2287. Particularly to substantiate the short comings of the work place condition of job performance in KSWL an observation by Wehrich et al (1990) can be a suitable example, working conditions have negative impact because they de-motivate or increase stress levels of employees towards work and hence performance is compromised. Research evidence shows that the working conditions, mainly institutional factors at the company are commonly fairly favorable to the employees especially among the subordinate staff. Among the conditions ascertained include employee remuneration and benefits, the majority of the employees were fairly satisfied. The findings concluded that the hypothesis was rejected thus indicating that there is a significant relationship between working conditions and employee performance which is in line with the findings of Wehrich et al (1990). It was thus recommended that employee performance would significantly improve with improved working conditions. That is to say employee motivation and organizational plan are to take the first priority.
A thesis presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management
Working conditions, Employee performance, Kinyara Sugar Works Limited, Uganda