THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

Citation:
Muindi F. "THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI.". In: Journal of Human Resources Management Research. Nairobi; 2011.

Abstract:

This study examines the relationship between participation in decision making and job satisfaction
among academic staff in public University of Nairobi. This study was conducted on the positivism
approach to research. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of
the study was all non-management members of academic staff at the school of Business, University
of Nairobi. A structured questionnaire was prepared and distributed to all selected respondents.
The study comprised of two major variables, namely participation in decision making, which was
the independent variable and job satisfaction which was the dependent variable. A five point scale
was used to collect data and analysis was based on averages, percentage, correlation coefficient and
linier regression.
The findings indicate that a significantly strong positive correlation was found to exist between job
satisfaction and participation in decision-making (r=0.888). The findings indicate also a positively
strong correlation between participation in decision-making and job satisfaction in relation to
general working conditions (r=0.640); pay and promotion potential (r=0.703); use of skills and
abilities (r=0.895); job design (r=0.750); and job feedback (r=0.632). The findings indicate that the
level of job satisfaction for workers at the SOB increases proportionately with an increase in their
level of participation in decision-making.
Keyword: decision making, participation in decision making, job satisfaction

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