Abstract: This is a quasi-experimental method of research aimed to create electronics gadget voltage time delay device for protection of electrical appliances from power spike due to brownouts at affordable cost. Result showed a fluctuation of voltage, current, and power but is ideal based on the three percent voltage drop in a line. The mean temperature for the three treatments in all replicate was normal base on the maximum temperature of the magnetic contactor which is 1000C. The device was used for electronics instruction where the performance of the students was improved based on the pretest and posttest scores. The reliability of the test based on the posttest result was 0.75 interpreted as good which means that the assessment instrument is good; however, there are probably few items which could be improved. Testing the hypothesis of no significant correlation between the pretest and the post test at 0.01 and 0.05 levels of significance, researcher failed to provide sufficient evidence to accept the null hypothesis. The knowledge and skills obtained by the students on the different processes involved during the fabrication of the device can help to engage entrepreneurial activity to augment poverty alleviation.
Feb. 28, 2017
The Influence of Strategic Leadership on Organizational Performance in the Banking Sector in Kenya
Harrison K. Mwangi
Page Numbers : Sch. Bull.; 2017, 3(2): 48-53
DOI : 10.21276/sb.2017.3.2.2
Abstract: Leadership in an organization is like a cornerstone in a storey building in that the leader gives the direction and guidance towards achievement of the set goals. Most of the organizations do have the drafts, but how the leader decides in terms of priority and resource allocation determines the overall outcome. Thus, a visionary leader in any organization is a tree seedling that needs to be nurtured. This paper explores the influence of strategic leadership on organizational performance in selected banks within Nakuru Sub County. The study used primary data obtained from the respondents and secondary data from the journals, books and other print media. The study employed a descriptive survey design. Structured questionnaire to collect data where both closed and open-ended questions were used to get the opinions of the respondents. There was 84% response rate and only 16% non-responses. The data collected was first coded and the opinions of the respondents analyzed by use of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Pearson correlation and Chi-square tests were used to estimate the relationship between the strategic leadership and the organization performances. The data was later presented in tabular form and charts for easier interpretation. It was hoped that the findings of the study would clearly show the importance of developing strategic leaders that will create a viable future for the organization.
Feb. 28, 2017
The Preparedness to Cope with Alcohol Relapse Risks among Alcoholics in Selected Rehabilitation Centers in Nairobi, Kenya
Sellah Koech, James Kay
Page Numbers : Sch. Bull.; 2017, 3(2): 54-61
DOI : 10.21276/sb.2017.3.2.3
Abstract: There has been increasing drug and alcohol abuse in Kenya with the associated adverse consequences. As a result, there has been increase in the establishment of treatment and rehabilitation services and demand for the same to assist abusers in recovery and avoid relapse. However, despite the availability and demand of these services, there has also been a simultaneous increase in the relapse cases. This casts doubt on the effectiveness of the existing treatment and rehabilitation services in meeting the ever-increasing number of admitted cases. This study sought to establish the preparedness of alcoholic in coping with the risks that predispose one to relapse assess the effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation services in addressing alcohol relapse in selected centers in Nairobi, Kenya. This study adopted ex post facto research design. The target population was all the relapse cases in the 14 rehabilitation centers registered by NACADA in Nairobi. A random sample of 109 alcoholics and 8 counselors drawn from 4 purposively selected rehabilitation centers were involved in the study. Data was collected through administration of two sets of self-structured questionnaires to the selected respondents. The questionnaires were piloted to validate and test its reliability before the actual data collection. The data was then processed and analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequencies and percentages with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0 for Windows. The results of study have shown that relapse was influenced by the interaction of past-risks within the individual and environmental situations and level of preparedness to cope with these past-risks to resist drinking.
Feb. 28, 2017
Impact Assessment of Organizational Culture on Employee Performance
Borhan Omar Ahmad Al-Dalaien, Anas Khan
Page Numbers : Sch. Bull.; 2017, 3(2): 62-66
DOI : 10.21276/sb.2017.3.2.4
Abstract: Organizational culture is conceptualized as shared beliefs and values within the organization that helps to shape the behavior patterns of employees. It is the drive that recognizes the efforts and contributions of the organizational members and provides comprehensive understanding of what and how is to be achieved, how goals are interrelated, and how each employee could attain goals. It is a collective process of the mind that differentiates the members of one group from another. Organisational culture is gaining support as a predictive and explanatory construct in organisational science because if it managed and controlled shall be useful as a management tool for organisational effectiveness and performance. The present study examines the impact of organizational culture on employees’ performance in selected Indian automobile companies. Data has been collected through questionnaires designed on a five point Likert scale. Multiple regressions have been used as the statistical tool for analysis of data. The study revealed that there is significant impact of organizational culture on employee performance in selected companies.
Feb. 28, 2017
Organizational Culture and Innovation in Selected Breweries in South-East Nigeria
Hilda Osisioma, Hope Nzewi, Ikechukwu Emerole
Page Numbers : Sch. Bull.; 2017, 3(2): 67-74
DOI : 10.21276/sb.2017.3.2.5
Abstract: The brewing industry in Nigeria appears characterised by a lot of rivalry in its struggle for dominance. In a bid to gain and retain their market share, the firms have adopted product innovation as a strategy. Unfortunately many of the new products seem not to survive long in the market. This study therefore, examined the relationship between organizational culture and innovation in selected breweries in South-East Nigeria. Specifically, it explored the nature of relationship between market culture and product innovation. Survey research design was adopted. Data were collected through questionnaire and hypothesis was tested using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. The study revealed that there was a significant positive relationship between market culture and product innovation. Therefore, it is recommended that breweries in Southeast, Nigeria, should develop a market culture that focuses more on research and development so as to manufacture innovative products which will survive beyond the introductory stage, withstand competition and satisfy customers taste.