Tag Archives: involvement

Involvement and Employee Performance in Public Universities in Uganda (Published)

The study sought to establish the effect of involvement on employee performance in public universities in Uganda.  Performance in the study was measured in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, quality and productivity. The target population in focus included: top University administrators teaching and non-teaching staff members, making a total of 2236. This study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional survey research design using both quantitative and qualitative research methods to address the research questions and objectives.. The study used three sampling techniques, that is, purposive, stratified sampling and simple random sampling. The data collection instruments included interview and questionnaires; the method of data analysis and presentation was descriptive and inferential. Findings revealed that involvement contributes to variation in Employees’ performance in public Universities. It is expected that the study will benefit academicians, and managers of institutions of higher learning in Uganda and beyond. It is recommended that universities are better adapting the culture of involvement of employment to enhance employee output and overall growth and sustainable development of Universities to ably compete locally and globally.

Keywords: Employee, Employee Performance, involvement

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: THE MAIN EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS (Published)

The article presents a new systemic Person-oriented conception of happiness (POCH) elaborated by the author as well as the main results of his three experimental investigations conducted with the help of experience sampling methods (ESM). The regularities obtained challenge common beliefs concerning the nature of happiness and its main components. There have been discovered three main notions («involvement», «egoism», «meaning») which correlate with the «happiness» construct to the greatest degree. Two qualitatively different factors, representing «easy» and «hard» happiness have been outlined. The author has discovered only positive correlations between “egoism” and “altruism”, between “egoism” and “meaning” that opens new horizons for future theorizing, experimental investigations and therapeutic practice.

Keywords: Altruism, Meaning, egoism, experience sampling methods, involvement, person-oriented conception of happiness, personal uniqueness, the flow