This chapter contains the results of the study, findings about the demographics of the study participants, preliminary analyses of the data, and the statistical analysis used to establish the perceived causes of employee absence.4.2Response Rate of Employees SurveyedThe study was a survey and targeted 80 employees of KPA. A total number of 80 Questionnaires were administered and only 63 were returned back. This constituted 79% of the target population which was considered adequate for the study. 4.3Survey Part A The first part of the questionnaire sought to solicit for the organization and demographic profiles of the respondents that include; gender, age, years of service, and years of existence were analyzed to determine the general classification of the respondents. The results of the analysis are found on the tables given below: 4.3.1 Distribution of Respondents by Gender Table 4.1 summaries that the respondents gender. The results show that 69.8% of the respondents were male and 30.2% were female. This indicates that majority of the respondents interviewed were male.
xxxix Table 4.1 Distribution of Respondents by Gender Gender Frequency Percentage MALE 44 69.8 FEMALE 19 30.2 Total 63 100.0 Source: Research Data 4.3.2 Distribution of Respondents by Age Table 4.2 summarizes the respondent’s age. 46% of the respondents fall in the category of 30-39 years, while 39.7% fall in the category of 40-49 years, 3.2% fall in the category of 20-29 years and 11.1% fall in the category of 50-59 years. This indicates that the majority of the respondents were aged between 30-39 years. Table 4.2 Distribution of Respondents by Age Age Frequency Percentage 20-29 23.2 30-39 2946.0 40-49 2539.7 50-59 711.1 Total 63100.0 Source: Research Data
xl 4.3.3 Distribution of the Respondents by Marital Status Table 4.3 summaries the respondent’s marital status. The results indicate that most of the respondents were married comprising 77.8% of the respondents, 11.1% of the respondents have never been married while 6.3% were divorced/separated and 4.8% were widowed. Table 4.3 Distribution of Respondents by Marital Status Marital Status Frequency Percent Never Been Married 711.1Divorced/Separated 46.3Married 4977.8Widowed 34.8Source: Research Data 4.3.4 Distribution of Respondents by Divisions. Table 4.4 shows the distribution of respondents by Divisions. Although the researcher issued 10 questionnaires per each division, the response rate was different for each division. Operations and Engineering services Division had the highest response rate while Infrastructure Development, Managing Director and Legal Divisions had the lowest response rate.
xli Table 4.4 Distribution of Respondents by Divisions Frequency Percent Managing Director 711.1Legal 711.1HR And Admin 812.7Operations 914.3Eng. Services 914.3Finance 812.7Cooperate Services 812.7Infrastructure Development711.1Total 63100.0Source: Research Data 4.3.5 Distribution of the Respondents by Grade Table 4.5 summaries the respondent’s grade. The results indicate that 66.7% of the respondents were unionized staff while 33.3% were management staff. Of the unionized staff, most respondents were grade HG. 1 which is the highest level of the