Investigating the Impact of Esprit De Corps/Team Spirit on Employees Performance in University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja

Guler Kemanci

Abstract


This study examined the impact of esprit de corps/team spirit on employee performance in University of Abuja Teaching hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The research employed survey research design and considered as its population the management staff, lab scientists, doctors and nurses of the hospital with population of 1193 and Taro Yamane formula was used in determining the sample size of 300 using questionnaire as the research instrument. Correlation analysis using Pearson correlation and regression analysis were used and the result revealed a positive and strong relationship between employee performance and teamwork as well as employee performance and esprit de corps. The regression analysis result also revealed a positive and significant relationship between teamwork, esprit de corps and employee performance. It was shown that a unit increase in teamwork holding other variable constant will lead to 0.23-unit increase in employee performance, while a unit increase in esprit de corps holding other variable constant will lead to 0.41 increase in employee performance. Hence, it can be concluded that, esprit de corps has a great significant impact on employee performance in University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and therefore it is suggested that, policies and programme that will encourage and improve team spirit among the employee should be the priority of the management.

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Esprit De Corps/Team Spirit; Teamwork; Employee Performance; Regression

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