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dc.contributor.advisorDavid Kiiruen_US
dc.contributor.authorKang’ethe, Esther Wairimu
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-07T12:40:40Z
dc.date.available2024-02-07T12:40:40Z
dc.date.issued2023-10
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27598
dc.descriptionA Research Project Submitted to the School of Business, Economics and Tourism in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractOrganizations have diverse functional structures that lead to the realization of their goals. The realization of the results through the implementation of the set objectives has to involve workers hence attaining high levels of performance. The study was undertaken on employee motivation and performance of health institutions in Nyeri County, Kenya. Chapter one explains the global, regional and local perspectives of employee motivation and performance, as well as the entry of the variables in the study. The study further brings out the problem to be investigated through identifying the objectives which are the effects of capacity development, performance appraisals, working environment, and staffing policy on performance in health institutions in Nyeri County, the research questions, benefits accruing from the research, the extent of the research, limitations of the study as well the organization of the entire research. In chapter two the study used Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory, Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory, Equity Theory and Vroom’s Theory, empirical review on capacity development, performance appraisals, working environment, and staffing policy has been provided, critique of the existing literature, leading to the identification of the research gaps and the conceptual model. Chapter three describes the methodology to be adopted, where the descriptive survey research design is preferred, with a population of 1224 employees in the identified health institutions in Nyeri County. Stratified sampling method was to identify the ideal sample representing 30% of the target population from each category. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed and collected after two days. The data collected using the questionnaires was analyzed by descriptive statistics and presented through tables; charts with the aid of micro soft excel software. The study found that the capacity development, performance appraisal, working environment and staffing policy was found to have a positive significant influence on performance of health institutions in Nyeri County, Kenya. The study concluded that capacity development enhances the employee motivation, job performance and skills which ultimately lead to organizational performance. Performance appraisal is a method widely used by the health institutions to measure the employee added value and the capacity to achieve their objectives. A healthy work environment keeps employees happy, improves concentration and boosts endurance. Staffing policy helps in getting right people for the right job at the right time. The study recommends that the health institutions on Nyeri County should provide training to employees either on a one-on-one or group training, whether face-to-face or online, can increase personal knowledge and skills surrounding an issue. The health institutions in Nyeri County should make the performance appraisal process clear to employees by communicating this to employees at the start of the year, giving them the opportunity to plan ahead, pose questions, and work towards the organizational objectives in their individual capacity. The health institutions in Nyeri County should work to create a culture that encourages employees to talk openly about how they feel, both with their coworkers and line managers. The health institutions in Nyeri County should adopt an institutions staffing mentality which creates the framework for consistently applied practices by standardizing policies across the organization.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipkenyatta universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherkenyatta universityen_US
dc.subjectEmployee Motivationen_US
dc.subjectHealth Institutionsen_US
dc.subjectNyeri Countyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleEmployee Motivation and Performance of Health Institutions in Nyeri County, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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