ISSN 2456-0235

International Journal of Modern Science and Technology


​​​International Journal of Modern Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2017, Pages 8-12.


Influence of Access to Professional Development on Organizational Performance of Public Universities in Kisumu County, Kenya

Charity Osuwo1, Maria Anyango1, N. B. Okelo2,*
1School of Business and Economics, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology,
P. O. Box 210-40601, Bondo-Kenya.
2School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 210-40601, Bondo-Kenya.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail:

All public Universities have functional human resource empowerment policies in place yet observations are that several workers in these institutions have assumed a work behaviour in which they keep shuttling between different campuses. It is therefore not clear if the human resources in these public Universities are adequately empowered to execute their roles meaningfully. This paper gives results on the influence of access to professional development as a component of human resource empowerment in public Universities in Kisumu County, Kenya and shows how adequately they have empowered their human resources with the view of achieving improved organizational performance. A Pearson’s correlation coefficient of r=0.556 was obtained showing that there is a positive relationship between access to professional development and organizational performance.

​​Keywords: Professional Development; Influence; Organizational performance; Human resource.


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