Determinants of Employee Satisfaction on Employee Performance in Early Childhood Education Department, Kiminini Sub County, Kenya

Mildred Nanjala Makhanu, Elizabeth Nambuswa Makokha


The purpose of the study was to analyse the determinants of employee job satisfaction in Kiminini Sub County. The specific objectives of the study was to investigate the influence of compensation on employee performance in Kiminini Sub County.  A descriptive survey research design with a target population of 191 and a sample size 130 respondents.  The instrument for collecting data was questionnaires. A pilot study was carried out in the department of finance in Kiminini sub-county to test the tools. Data collected was edit, coded and analyzed using the Statistical Programme for Social Science (SPSS). Statistical Packages for Social Sciences will generate the values in frequencies and percentages and using Descriptive data analysis techniques to measure central tendencies and dispersion where applicable. A multiple regression analysis wAs applied to test the significance of one variable over the others. From the results, Compensation (β = 0.506) was found to be positively related employee performance. From t-test analysis, the t -value was found to be3.985 and the ρ -value 0.000. Statistically, this null hypothesis was rejected because ρ<0.05. Thus, the study accepted the alternative hypothesis and it concluded that Compensation does have a significant effect on employee performance in Kiminini sub county. There exist a positive relationship between compensation and employee performance. Kiminini sub-county should provide better compensation as compared with other companies offering similar services to enable employees work with a satisfaction.

Keywords: Employee Perfromance, Employee Satisfaction

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