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Assessment of Factors Influencing Employee Engagement in Flower Farms:A Survey of Flower Farms in Naivasha Sub-County, Kenya


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1 Laikipia University, Naivasha, Kenya
2 Department of Commerce, School of Business, Laikipia University, Nyahururu, Kenya
3 Department of Mathematics, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
 

The purpose of this research was to examine factors that influence employee engagement in flower farms in Naivasha sub-county, Kenya. The research objective was to examine the influence of leadership style on employee engagement. The research adopted a descriptive study research design. Simple random sampling method was used to identify a sample of 386 respondents from a population of 10,997 unionizable employees. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires and was analyzed using the SPSS version 22, MS Excel software. The study established that the transactional type of leadership practiced at the flower farms negatively influenced employee engagement. The farms should therefore implement a style of leadership that encourages participation from employees in order to empower them and increase their level of engagement at the workplace. 


Keywords

Employee Engagement, Leadership Style, Remunration, Workplace Flexibility, Workplace Safety.
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Authors

George Njoroge Ngure
Laikipia University, Naivasha, Kenya
Elizabeth N. Makokha
Department of Commerce, School of Business, Laikipia University, Nyahururu, Kenya
Luke A. Orawo
Department of Mathematics, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

Abstract


The purpose of this research was to examine factors that influence employee engagement in flower farms in Naivasha sub-county, Kenya. The research objective was to examine the influence of leadership style on employee engagement. The research adopted a descriptive study research design. Simple random sampling method was used to identify a sample of 386 respondents from a population of 10,997 unionizable employees. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires and was analyzed using the SPSS version 22, MS Excel software. The study established that the transactional type of leadership practiced at the flower farms negatively influenced employee engagement. The farms should therefore implement a style of leadership that encourages participation from employees in order to empower them and increase their level of engagement at the workplace. 


Keywords


Employee Engagement, Leadership Style, Remunration, Workplace Flexibility, Workplace Safety.