CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: ACASE STUDY OF KAPCHORWA DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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ABSTRACT

This research looks at organizational career development and individual perfo1mance among the employees of Kapchorwa District local government. It was undertaken because the district was experiencing a difficulty in employee's performance.

The purpose of the research was to establish the effects of career development on individual / employee performance. The objectives of the study were; to establish the relationship between career development and employee pe1formance, to identify the different methods used by the management to develop employee's career in the organizations and to asses' ways of improving career development in organizations The research was conducted in Kapchorwa district local government in eastern Uganda. This research was focused towards the relationship between career development and employee performance. The questionnaire was developed and distributed to the sample. The sample

comprised various managers and employees working in Kapchorwa district local government. A total of 160 questionnaires were sent but only 7 5 were returned, thereby achieving a response rate of 46.8%.

The research employed a combination of analytical and descriptive research designs more so the research engaged both random sampling and purposive techniques. The study also covered a target population of300 and a sample population of75 undertaken. The research found out in its findings that there was a significant relationship between organizational career development and individual performance. It also found out that the methods of career development identified were wailable but not properly in use and finally the study managed to find out the ways on which career development can be improved in an organization which were lacking in Kapchorwa district local government in its conclusion, it was stated that there was a significant relationship between career development and employee performance in Kapchorwa district, it was also conclude that the methods used to develop peoples careers had a significant on the performance of both the employees and the organization and finally the research conclude that the ways of improving career development if properly managed/followed can actually lead to improved employee performance.

The recommendation made found out that in dealing with individuals, the organization top management and the HR department should review the career policy of the organization so as match the demands of employee's careers.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................. i

APPROVAL ................................................................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................................... iii

ACKNOLEGEMENT .................................................................................................................... iv

ABSTRACT .................................................................................................................................... v

CHAPTER ONE .............................................................................................................................. l

1.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................... !

1.2 Statement of the problem .......................................................................................................... .3

1.3Purpose of the study ................................................................................................................... .3

1.4 Specific objective of the study ................................................................................................. ..4

1.6 Scope of the study ..................................................................................................................... .4

1.6.2 Content scope .......................................................................................................................... 4

1.6.3 Time scope ............................................................................................................................. .4

1.7 Significance of the study .......................................................................................................... .4

1.8 The conceptual framework ........................................................................................................ 6

CHAPTER TWO ............................................................................................................................. 7

LITERATURE REVIEW ................................................................................................................ 7

2.0 lntroduction ................................................................................................................................ 7

2.1 Methods of career development systems ................................................................................ 7

2.3 Identified levels of performance in kapchorwa district .......................................................... .11

1.4 Relationship between career development and perfonnance ................................................. .12

:HAFTER THREE ....................................................................................................................... 13

JETHODOLOGY ........................................................................................................................ 13

.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 13

.1 Research design .................................................................................................................. 13

.2 study population ....................................................................................................................... 13

.3 sampling size ........................................................................................................................... 13

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3.4 Sampling procedures ............................................................................................................... 14

3.5 Source 0fdata .......................................................................................................................... 14

3.5.1 Primary data .......................................................................................................................... 14

3.5.2 Secondary data; ..................................................................................................................... 14

3.6 Data collection methods; ......................................................................................................... 15

3.6.1 Questionnaire administration ................................................................................................ 15

3.6.2 Interview methods ................................................................................................................ 15

3. 7. Data analysis: .......................................................................................................................... 15

3.8 Reliability and validity of the data ........................................................................................... 16

3.9 Research procedure .................................................................................................................. 16

3.10 Limitation of the study ........................................................................................................... 16

CHAPTER FOUR ......................................................................................................................... 17

PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE FINDINGS .......................................... 17

4.IDemographices characteristics ................................................................................................. 17

4.1.1 Academic qualification ......................................................................................................... 17

4.2 Methods used in the process of career development in kapchorwa district local.. ................. .18

4.3 Employee performance ............................................................................................................ 20

Table 4 Employee performance .................................................................................................... .20

t4 The relationship between career development and employee performance ........................... .20

fable 3. The relationship between career development and employee performance ................... .21

t.2.1 Factors for the relationship between career development and employee performance ........ 21

1.5 Ways of improving career development in kapchorwa District local government. ............... 22

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APA

Research, S. (2022). CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: ACASE STUDY OF KAPCHORWA DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/career-development-and-employee-performance-acase-study-of-kapchorwa-district-local-government

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: ACASE STUDY OF KAPCHORWA DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/career-development-and-employee-performance-acase-study-of-kapchorwa-district-local-government. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

MLA7

Research, SSA . "CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: ACASE STUDY OF KAPCHORWA DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/career-development-and-employee-performance-acase-study-of-kapchorwa-district-local-government >.

Chicago

Research, SSA . "CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: ACASE STUDY OF KAPCHORWA DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT" Afribary (2022). Accessed November 30, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/career-development-and-employee-performance-acase-study-of-kapchorwa-district-local-government