The effect of Human Resource Practices on students' Performance at St. John Bosco Core Primary Teachers' College Nyondo, Uganda
Okello, Patrick Ginyakol
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The study examined how human resource practices affect students’ performance at St. John Bosco Core PTC, Nyondo. The study had specific objectives namely; to examine supervisory support practices, staff appraisal practices and continuous professional development practices and their effect on students’ performance. Using a case study design with qualitative and quantitative aapproaches, data was collected from managers, teaching and support staff. In data analysis, means to show the central tendency of responses and correlations as well as regressions to show the magnitude of the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable were obtained. Study findings revealed that supervisory support significantly affects students’ performance since the relationship between the two variables was (r = 0.635, p = 0.000) and the coefficient of determination was (R2 = 0.404); showing that 40.4% variation in students’ performance is explained by changes in the supervisory support in the institution. It was also revealed that staff appraisal significantly affects students’ performance. The correlation between the dependent and independent variable was (r = 0.725, p = 0.000) while, a coefficient of determination was (R2 = 0.526); indicating 52.6% chance change of the overall variance in students’ performance is explained by performance appraisal in this College. It was further established that since there is a positive significant relationship between continuous professional development practices and students’ performance (r = 0.5, P = 0.000), the former significantly affect the latter at the College. Staff supervisory support, staff performance appraisal and continuous professional development practices of staff help in improving the quality of students’ performance. It is rrecommended that independent consultants be hired to train managers on how to implement more effective modes of supervisory support, staff appraisal and professional development.