Publisher: University of Calabar

Assessment of The Effects of Performance Appraisal On Job Performance of office Employees (NON ACADEMIC STAFF) In Selected Tertiary Institutions In Kogi State, Nigeria

Dr. C.c. Okolocha, Baba, E. I.
KEYWORDS: Performance Appraisal, Employee Performance, Performance Feedback

ABSTRACT:

Performance appraisal has increasingly become part of a more strategic approach to integrating human resource activities and may now be seen as a generic term covering a variety of activities through which organizations seek to assess employees and develop their competence, enhance performance and distribute rewards. The main objective of this study therefore, is to assess performance appraisal and job performance of employees. The study adopted the survey research design. A total of 340 research subjects were drawn from the target population using the Yaro-Yamani statistical formular. However, 302 copies of questionnaire were returned upon which the data analysis was based. This represents 89 percent response rate. The statistical mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while the statistical tools of t-test and One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to test the three hypotheses formulated for the study at 0.05 level of significance. Some of the findings show that: there is a significant relationship between performance appraisal and employees commitment to work; and there is a significant relationship between performance appraisal and employees motivation in tertiary institutions in Kogi State. The study recommends among others that Performance appraisal of employees should be carried out based on the adoption of the right performance appraisal technique by the institutions to avoid bias and unfair appraisal of employees.

Performance appraisal has increasingly become part of a more strategic approach to integrating human
resource activities and may now be seen as a generic term covering a variety of activities through which
organizations seek to assess employees and develop their competence, enhance performance and distribute
rewards. The main objective of this study therefore, is to assess performance appraisal and job performance
of employees. The study adopted the survey research design. A total of 340 research subjects were drawn
from the target population using the Yaro-Yamani statistical formular. However, 302 copies of questionnaire
were returned upon which the data analysis was based. This represents 89 percent response rate. The
statistical mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while the statistical
tools of t-test and One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to test the three hypotheses formulated
for the study at 0.05 level of significance. Some of the findings show that: there is a significant relationship
between performance appraisal and employees commitment to work; and there is a significant relationship
between performance appraisal and employees motivation in tertiary institutions in Kogi State. The study
recommends among others that Performance appraisal of employees should be carried out based on the
adoption of the right performance appraisal technique by the institutions to avoid bias and unfair appraisal
of employees.


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