Jackline Ngeli, Dr. Scholastica Wamwayi


This study sought to examine determinants of training and employee performance in KTDA Limited. Specifically, the study sought to establish influence of training needs analysis on employee performance at KTDA Limited and to assess influence of training plan on training and employee performance at KTDA Limited. This study used a descriptive research design. The target population makes a part of the universal population (Creswell, 2014). The target population was the staff of KTDA. The organization has a total of 516 employees distributed across three (3) subsidiaries. The study hence targeted all respondents regardless of the level in the organization structure. The study used Yamane sampling formula to get the sample size. Stratified random sampling was used to get the desired sample size of 225 staff. The staff were stratified according to the three management levels; top, middle, and low level management. The study used primary data. The study’s primary data was obtained using semi-structured questionnaires. The researcher carried out a pilot study to ensure the data collection tool is reliable and valid. Quantitative and qualitative data was generated from the closed-ended and open-ended questions, respectively. Qualitative data was analyzed on thematic basis and the findings provided in a narrative form. Before the data could be analyzed, the researcher ensured the data was checked for completeness, followed by data editing, data coding, data entry, and data cleaning. Inferential and descriptive statistics were employed for analysis of quantitative data with the assistance of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 25). Data analysis with be done through use of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Inferential data analysis were conducted by use of Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis. The study results were presented through use of tables and figures. The beta coefficients findings indicate statistically significant positive relationships between Training Needs Analysis (B = 0.369, p < 0.001), and Training Plan (B = 0.241, p < 0.001) with Employee Performance at KTDA Limited. The study thus concludes that various factors, including effective training needs analysis and comprehensive training planning, significantly influence training and employee performance at KTDA Limited. These findings emphasize the importance of strategic investment and planning in driving organizational success through employee development and performance enhancement. By conducting thorough training needs analyses and developing comprehensive training plans, the organization can foster a culture of continuous learning and development that drives organizational success.

Key Words: Determinants of Training, Employee Performance, Training Needs Analysis, Training Plan

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