Job security, occupational stress and employee performance among public servants of Nansana Municipal Council
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Employees are a very important asset for any organisation, they contribute to the success of an organisation (Macleod, 2013), employees in any organization will focus on job security for survival. Job security is defined as the assurance in an employee’s job continuity due to the general economic conditions in the country (Clark & Postel-Vinay, 2009). It was also noted that several factors contribute to low levels of employee performance (Kamau, 2015), Some of the factors established include low levels of job security that often cause high levels of occupational stress among employees lowering their performance standards resulting in search for jobs which provides for the employee retention (Magelah & Ntambirweki-Karugonjo, 2014). The employees who are sure of retaining their jobs would go an extra mile to working harder to keep the job, trust and socialize themselves with the organization, always work to improve their performance, are aware of the company framework and compliments fellow workmates. This study was focus to establish the relationship between job security, occupational stress and employee performance among public servants of Nansana Municipal Council. A cross-sectional survey design was adopted for this study, a sample size consisted of thirty-one respondents, a self-administered questionnaire tool was used to collect data as well as statistical package for social scientists to analyzed the relationship using Pearson product moment coefficient correlation. The study hypothesis that there was a significant relationship between employee performance, occupational stress, and job security was nulled as all the result revealed that there was no significant relationship between employee performance, occupational stress, and job security.