International Journal of Research in Human Resource Management
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B
Does task importance affect hospital employee performance? Evidence from the Kenyan context
Bett Julie C
Purpose: The primary goal of this research is to determine the impact of task importance on employee performance.
Approach and Design: The target group consisted of 1945 nurses who work at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret. Simple random selection was used to pick a sample of 320 nurses. A 5-point Likert scale questionnaire was employed as the study tool. Questionnaires were utilized to collect data for the study. Tables, pie charts, one-way ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis were used to examine data using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Findings: The null hypothesis that there is no association between task significance and employee performance was rejected based on the data. This is because the study's findings revealed that task significance has a favorable impact on employee performance (2=0.12, P-value 0.024).
Practical implications: According to this study, task significance enhances employee performance, which is important for nurses.
Originality and value: According to the findings, a high proportion of task importance leads to improved employee performance, and management should develop appropriate work design techniques to boost employee performance.