ERGONOMIC JOB DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING PERFORMANCE IN THE ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, ABA.

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dc.contributor.author UME UKONU UMA
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-19T19:18:49Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-19T19:18:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-10
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ebsu.edu.ng:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/233
dc.description A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI, IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.Sc) IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. en_US
dc.description.abstract Many Organizations consider workers’ performance enhancement only as the acquisition of skills and motivation of the workforce, without paying proper attention to the work environment. The work environment has effect on the performance of the employees. The type of environment in which employees operate also determines the way in which the organization flourishes. The general objective of this study was to carry out an Ergonomic analysis of job status at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, and taking cognizance of the impact of work environment on workers’ performance. Five (5) hypotheses were used in this study, all suggesting that ergonomic job design strategies were not problems impeding job performance at Abia State Teaching Hospital. These were all verified. The investigations carried out revealed that environmental factors as well as organizational policies are unfavourable to the enhancement of job performance in ABSUTH. Primary data were used for this study, which were generated through structured questionnaires with close-ended questions. T-tests were employed in testing the hypotheses. Two hundred and twenty (220) employees of the Hospital staff were sampled for use through a stratified random sampling process. However, only 208 of the sample were used because 12 of the questionnaires were either mutilated or poorly filled and hence discarded. The results of the T-tests indicate that employees’ performance problems are within the work environment and that conducive work environment, proper ventilation, suitable noise insulation, provision of appropriate chairs/ tables, provision of appropriate patients handling/ lifting devices, provision of own-offices with ample legroom/privacy as well as reduction in awkward postures while doing a piece of work favour performance. The statistical methods of analysis used include percentages, descriptive statistics and correlation analyses. The findings show that jobs at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital are significantly associated with low Ergonomic job design and that the employees of the Hospital have low Ergonomic awareness, high exposure to Ergonomic risk practices and work-related musculo-skeletal disorder symptoms. Besides, there were empirical establishments of significant relationships between inappropriate tables and chairs, mechanical patient handling/ lifting devices, ventilation, light and noise issues, own-office with ample legroom/privacy, and enhancement in job performance which compounds with increasing varieties of these Ergonomic related provisions. The study recommends that more Ergonomic job design strategies capable of enhancing the level of job performance of the Hospital’s employees be carried out and further researches advocated in this area. The study concludes that Enhancement in job performance responds to increasing varieties of Ergonomic-related provisions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship EBSU en_US
dc.publisher EBSU REPOSITORY OFFICE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EBSU/PG/ MSC/05/01541;
dc.title ERGONOMIC JOB DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING PERFORMANCE IN THE ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, ABA. en_US
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