Online ISSN: 2520-4521 | Print ISSN: 2522-6606
Volume 3 Number 6 June 2019
WORKPLACE AESTHETICS AND EMPLOYEES ENGAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIAPages: 95-102
Authors: Gladys Nnenna Madu, A. O. Oparanma, Justin M.O. Gabriel*
This study examined the relationship between workplace aesthetics and employees engagement of Government Tertiary Institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria. The aim of the study was to ascertain if a relationship exists between office aesthetics and measures of employees engagement: vigor, dedication and absorption. The cross-sectional survey design method was adopted. A sample size of 302 was drawn using Krejice & Morgan sample size determination table from a population of 1346 non-academic senior administrators from three selected tertiary institutions in Rivers State. 302 copies of questionnaire were personally administered out of which 211 representing 70% were found valid for analysis. Descriptive statistics, Spearmans Rank Order Correlation Coefficient and partial correlation coefficient computed with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences were used for univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis respectively. Findings revealed a significant relationship between study variables; and the study concludes that this relationship enables employees to exert physical, mental and emotional energies on the job. Thus, the study recommends that management of tertiary institutions should provide employees with aesthetic work environment in order to heighten work engagement.