Individual and organizational factors that cause depression and anxiety among employees of Glass House Uganda Limited
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The study aimed at investigating the relationship individual and organizational factors that cause depression and anxiety among the employees of Glass House Uganda Limited. The study adopted a correlation study design with a population of 75 employees from the entire organization. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of68 respondents from the population. Data was collected from respondents using self-administered standard questionnaire and through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS)data was entered and analysed. Descriptive statistics showed that 54% of the respondents were female and 48% were male, majority were between 19-24 years (41.3%). Results from Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient (r) further indicated that there was a significant relationship between anxiety and depression (r=.603, p=.000), no significant relationship between years spent in the organization and depression (r=-.128, p=.318) p=0.01, significant positive relationship between role ambiguity and depression (r=.282, p=.025) p=0.05, significant relationship between age and anxiety (r=.284, p= .024) p= 0.05, significant relationship between salary and anxiety (r= .571, p= .000) 0.01. Thus, the findings of this study provide several recommendations to administrators and managers of the several organizations private entities in designing policies and procedures that will determine outcomes of their staff such as reduced depression and anxiety at the workplace. Basing on the findings, organisations should therefore formulate favourable work schedules for their employees and provide employee assistance programmes. Major concerns should be put on interventions aimed at reducing anxiety and depression at work such as free counselling and employee assistance programs. This is because there was a strong relationship between the two variables.