Factors Affect Financial Performance of Savings and Credit Co-Operative Societies During Covid 19 Pandemic in Dodoma Region

Abstract

The objective of the study was to assess factors affect the financial performance of the Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies operating in Dodoma Tanzania. The quantitative method was used to analyse data. The descriptive survey was used whereas systematic and purposive sampling techniques were used to secure 63 respondents. Survey, and documentary review were used to collect data meanwhile descriptive and regressions analysis were used in data analysis. There study was guided by Resource Dependence Theory (RDT), and Cash Conversion Cycle Theory. The results revealed that the overall model was statistically significant since (Prob > chi2=0.000). The model’s independent variables explained almost 63.8% of the variation in the return on asset of SACCOS in Dodoma. The following explanatory variables (such like interest rate, loan default and drop out of the members) were statistically significant influencing the return on asset for SACCOS selected from Dodoma Tanzania. Researcher recommended SACCOS should put more emphasis on online supervision and self-regulation in periods of pandemic, and considered it as one of the strategies to help the viability of the sector. Cooperative Audit and Supervision Corporation should opt to use off-site audit under hygienic environment to curb the spread of the virus.

Citation: Juma M.L. and   Maseko F.E. (2022) Factors Affect Financial Performance of Savings and Credit Co-Operative Societies During Covid 19 Pandemic in Dodoma Region, European Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Research, Vol.10, No. 11, pp.104-124

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Financial Performance, SACCOS

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ejaafr.2013/vol10n104124

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 104-124 (Download PDF)

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