Factors Affecting the Perfomance of Secretaries in an Organisation

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Current Research Journal of Social Sciences 3(2): 59-65, 2011 ISSN: 2041-3246 © Maxwell Scientific Organization, 2011 Received: November 11, 2010 Accepted: March 08, 2011 Published: March 30, 2011 Influence of Teachers’ and Students’ Attitudes Towards Performance in Shorthand in Technical Training Silvia Kanyaa Vundi, Joseph W. Nasongo and Eunice Majanga Department of Educational Foundations, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya Abstract: Scholastic achievement is the goal of any training. The trainee’s attitude to a subject greatly influences the outcome. This study sought to look at the influence of the learner’s attitude towards shorthand subject on one’s performance in the subject by examining the ‘self’…show more content…
Poor performance in shorthand however is an indicator that the commitment to attaining the career goal might either be lacking or has been dimmed by either internal or external influences. Attitude, whether intrinsically or extrinsically motivated plays a major role in influencing performance at any stage. The students’ self-concept of academic ability is not only influenced by the learners’ self-concept profiles but also by those of the ‘significant others’ especially subject teachers and fellow students. So long as the curriculum continues to emphasise the teaching of shorthand for prospective secretaries, it is imperative to ensure that the products of the process are well qualified to pursue their career path. Establishing strategies to reverse the trend are necessary to avoid wastage in manpower training. Study objectives: C To find out whether a student’s self concept of academic ability has an effect on one’s academic performance. C To assess the influence of the shorthand teacher’s perceptions of a student’s ability in the subject on the actual performance C To apprise the interests of shorthand students in the subject and find out how these affect its performance. C To establish the influence of the peers attitude in shorthand to one’s performance in the subject. LITERATURE REVIEW Summers (1964) views attitude as the underlying disposition which enters along with the other influences to the

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