Explaining Self-Rated Performance of Nurse Educators at Nursing and Midwifery Training College in Asante Mampong, Ghana: The role of Leader-subordinate Relationship

  •  Isaac Abunyuwah    
  •  Rita Boakye    
  •  Dominic Kwaku Danso Mensah    


The role of human resource management in modern institutions and service provision cannot be overstated. The quality of leader-subordinate relationships in workplaces has several multiply effects, especially in performance and reputation, for service delivery institutions in particular. The study estimated the strength of leader-subordinate relationship and analysed its effect on nurse educators’ performance in a multivariate framework in Asante Mampong Nursing and Midwifery Training College. Simple descriptive statistics tools were employed for evaluating the levels of work place relationships and performance, while the ordered logistic regression model was used in analyzing the partial effects of factors that explain performance in a multivariate framework. The study found that the leader-subordinate relationship scores were relatively low, averaging 2.73; within the range of 2.18 and 3.29 on a five-point Likert scale; while self-rated performance scores were relatively high ranging between 3.2 and 4.71, with an average score of 4.05. The results from the regression model revealed a positive and significant coefficient for the work place relationship variables. Other variables that appeared significant from the model include, sex, rank and motivation/commitment. The major challenges indicated by the tutors were inadequate supply of teaching and learning materials, inadequate incentives, large class sizes and heavy teaching loads. The study concludes that improvements in performance and productivity would require improved workplace relationships. Again, policy initiatives should be devised to address the problems affecting teaching and learning environment of the College.

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