Social Demographic Factors and Job Insecurity. A Case of Staff at Makerere University Kampala
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The main purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between demographic factors and job insecurity among the Makerere University lecturers. The objective of the study were; to examine the relationship between sex of employee and job insecurity, to assess the relationship between age of employees and job insecurity and to assess the relationship between marital status and job insecurity. The study adopted a correlational survey as its research design where quantitative method was used to gather information for proper analysis and making appropriate inferences, generalizations and conclusions to the population where a sample size of 80 lecturers both male and female was used. The research study employed a simple random sampling technique to select the respondents. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents and the analysis was done using SPSS version 21. Pearson correlation was used to examine the relationship between the study variables and it was found that all the variables of study were not significantly related. In conclusion the study found that demographic factors do not play a significant role on the perception of job insecurity. Recommendations made by the researcher include more research should be carried out with a larger sample size to examine if indeed demographic factors have a significant relationship with job insecurity among employees of Makerere University.