Carolyne Wangui Kariuki, Dr. Scholastica Wamwayi


The focus of the current study was on how employee wellness programs affect employee performance in banks listed in National Stock Exchange in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study was guided by the following specific objectives; to determine the influence of social connection on employee performance in banks listed in National Stock Exchange in Nairobi County, Kenya; and to examine the influence of health and safety on employee performance in banks listed in National Stock Exchange in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study was guided by Social Cognitive Theory, and Safety Climate Theory. The study employed a descriptive research design, targeting the 23,542 employees in the banking sector. Yamane (1967) formula is used to determine study sample size of 392 respondents. Stratified random sampling was applied in selecting the sample. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 28 software will be used to analyze the data. The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential analysis. Descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentages, and means were used. Pearson correlation coefficient was used for testing strength and direction between the independent and the dependent variables. A multiple regression model was used to test the significance of the influence of the independent variables on the dependent variable. The findings were presented in Tables. Findings showed that; a strong significant relationship between social connection data access and employee performance (r = 0.509, p-value=0.000), and a moderate significant relationship between health and safety and employee performance (r = 0.408, p-value=0.000).   The researcher recommends thatthere should also be resources that enable knowledge creating, storage, and sharing in the bank, and management  should put in place policies and structures for improving occupational health and safety.

Key Words: Employee wellness programs, Employee performance, Social connection, Health and safety, Employee performance

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