Determinants of workplace behaviour of tutors in Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences
This study examined the determinants of workplace behaviour of tutors in Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences(UIAHMS)-Mulago. The study was triggered by complaints over the behaviour of tutors in the workplace like threatening to go on strikes, absenteeism at work, and slowness at performing duties. The research was guided by three objectives namely: to determine the effect of remuneration on workplace behaviour, to find out the effect of workload on workplace behaviour; and to establish the effect of job security on workplace behaviour. The study used cross-sectional research design that was both quantitative and qualitative in approach. The study sample population was comprised of 98 tutors and two administrators. Self-Administered Questionnaires and Interview Guide were the major tools used by the researcher that provided a quicker means for data collection. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Program for Social Scientists (SPSS); and the study objectives were tested using multiple linear regression technique. The qualitative data were analyzed and presented using narrative description of responses.The findings showed that tutors in UIAHMS-Mulago are dissatisfied with the remuneration they receive; but remuneration had a weak significant effect on workplace behavior. Tutor’s workload was found to be satisfactory but with an equally weak significant effect on workplace behavior. Finally, tutors were found to be unsatisfied with their job security but job security was found to have astatistically significant effect on workplace behaviour.Conclusively, remuneration and workload were found not so much critical factors that determine workplace behaviour of tutors. However, job security was found to be a critical factor determining workplace behaviour of tutors’ in UIAHMS-Mulago. The researcher thus recommended that managers in UIAHMS-Mulago should revise the tutors’ remuneration to make the staff satisfied. Besides, tutors’ workload should remain moderate and their job security enhanced.