Joel Atuti Gwako, Dr. Samson Nyang’au


This study sought to analyse the influence of participatory leadership style and performance of Kenyatta National Hospital and thus recommend remedial measures. The study was guided by the following specific objectives; to establish the influence of consultative participation on performance of Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya; and to determine the influence of information sharing on performance of Kenyatta National Hospital. This study was based on the following theories: the democratic theory, and information theory. The study adopted descriptive research design. The target population for this study was 397 employees at Kenyatta National Hospital. This study used Slovin's formula to arrive at a sample size of 199. This study used stratified random sampling to select a sample of 199 respondents. The study used questionnaires to collect primary data. A total of 12 individuals participated in the pilot test which represents 10% of the target population. Data from questionnaires were coded and analyzed using the latest Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) computer software. Quantitative data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics techniques. Qualitative data was analyzed using content analysis. Pearson R correlation was used to measure the strength and direction of linear relationship between variables. Multiple regression models were fitted to the data to determine how the independent variables affect the dependent variable. The analyzed data was presented in the form of tables and figures. The study concludes that consultative participation has a positive and significant effect on performance of Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya. The study also concludes that information sharing has a positive and significant effect on performance of Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya. From the findings, the study recommends that the hospital should foster a culture of open communication and collaboration among all levels of staff. It is crucial to ensure that decision-making processes involve input from relevant stakeholders, allowing the full potential of consultative participation to be realized.

Key Words: Participatory leadership style, Kenyatta National Hospital, Consultative participation, Information sharing

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