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Title:
INFLUENCE OF WORK ETHICS OF ADJUNCT FACULTY ON STUDENTSí SATISFACTION IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN KENYA

Authors:
Wambui, Tabitha Wangare , Dr. Esther Waiganjo, Dr. James Mark Ngari and Prof. Anthony Waititu

Abstract:
This study aimed at establishing the influence of work ethics of adjunct faculties on studentsí satisfaction in Public Universities in Kenya. The study which targeted Students, Heads/chairpersons of Department (HoDs/CoDs) and Directors Quality Assurance in public universities in Kenya employed cross-sectional survey research design. A sample size of 258 respondents was drawn from the population using Calmorin and Calmorin formula. Simple random sampling was used to pick the selected public universities and individual respondents from the sampled universities. Questionnaires with open and closed-ended questions were used to collect data. Validity and reliability of the research instruments was determined using Cronbach alpha, factor analysis and KMO. The data was presented quantitatively and any qualitative data was first converted into quantitative data for ease of analysis using homogeneity index formula. The findings noted that there is a medium positive relationship between the work ethics of adjunct faculty (r = 0.437) on studentsí satisfaction. It was also noted that for every unit increase in adjunct facultiesí work ethics, there is a 0.411 increase in studentsí satisfaction in Public Universities in Kenya. The study observed that adjunct faculties have numerous unprofessional behaviors common ones being; holding exams ransom for failure of payment by universities, pursue female students to get sexual favours and soliciting money from students. The study recommends that the universities management to supervise adjunct faculties so as to ensure that they carry out their roles professionally

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