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Title: An investigation into the effectiveness of managerial interventions on substance abusing employees: A case of selected institutions within Kumasi Metropolis
Authors: Gyapomaa Yeboah, Vida
Issue Date: 25-Jul-2014
Abstract: The economic impact of substance abuse to businesses in Ghana has been traditionally difficult to measure. In developed countries like the USA, drug abuse in the workplace is reported to cost American Businesses nearly $100 billion a year in lost productivity, high absenteeism and turnover rates, on and off-the-job accidents, excessive use of medical benefits, theft and property damage. Even though there is little statistical information on the effect of substance abuse in the Ghanaian perspective, the Ghana Statistical Service has often hinted of the low trend of productivity in many sectors particularly among public sector workers. This study therefore sought to examine managerial interventions and its effects on substance abusing employees using selected institutions in the Ashanti Region. This study adopted a descriptive research design. The population for the study comprised management and staff of Tafo Government Hospital, Ghana Prisons Service (Kumasi Central) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Kumasi. A sample of 275 was chosen from an estimated population of 665. The main sampling techniques included purposive and convenience sampling techniques. Data was drawn from primary and secondary sources. Both questionnaires and interviews were the main instruments used for the data collection. Using regression analysis, the study found that employee outcomes such as performance and productivity are likely to be enhanced if managerial interventions in addressing substance abuse are effective. There was a moderate correlation between employee outcomes (dependent variable) and managerial intervention (independent variable). This was statistically significant at (0.000<0.05). The value was also positive which indicates that when the independent variables increase, employee outcomes (productivity and performance) also increase and vice versa. It is therefore recommended that management give much priority to interventions such as work-life balance policies and further adopt effective ways of managing substance abuse.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Managerial Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT). 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7669
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