WORK LIFE BALANCES AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN CHRISTIAN BASED HEALTH INSTITUTIONS IN KENYA: MODERATING ROLE OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Nancy Wairimu Mwema Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Dr. Susan Were (PhD), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Dr. Magdalene Ndeto (PhD) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Abstract

Background: Employee retention is one of the most critical issues facing health institution managers today. In Kenya, Health Sectors have experienced health workers strikes and high employee’s turnover. Retaining staff in Christian Faith Based Health institution is a dilemma that many health institutions have to grapple with. This motivates the undertaking of the current study to assess work life balance as an employee retention precursor in Christian Faith Based Health Institutions.

Methodology: The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. Target population was 10,124 staff from CHAK Organization. The sample size was 385. The study used primary data collected using a questionnaire. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics techniques.

Results of the Study: Finding established that work life balance is a significant precursor for employee retention in Christian Faith based health institutions in Kenya (B=.8203, P= .0012). The study concluded that work life balance is a significant precursor for employee retention in Christian Faith Based health institutions in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Conclusions: The study concluded that transformational leadership has a significant moderating effect on the relationship between work life balance and employee retention. The study also recommends that management in Christian Faith based institutions to develop policy framework informed by effective work life balance as a significant precursor for employee retention in Christian Faith Based health institutions in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Keywords: Work Life balance, Employee retention, Transformational leadership

Author Biographies

Nancy Wairimu Mwema, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

College of Human Resource Development

Dr. Susan Were (PhD),, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

College of Human Resource Development

Dr. Magdalene Ndeto (PhD), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

College of Human Resource Development

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Published
2022-08-08
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Mwema, N., Were, S., & Ndeto, M. (2022). WORK LIFE BALANCES AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN CHRISTIAN BASED HEALTH INSTITUTIONS IN KENYA: MODERATING ROLE OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP. African Journal of Emerging Issues, 4(7), 79 - 97. Retrieved from https://ajoeijournals.org/sys/index.php/ajoei/article/view/312
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