Idealized Influence and Implementation of Human Resource Management Policies by Kakamega County Government, Kenya
Okoth, Okoth Bonface
Chepkilot, Ronald K.
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Implementation of Human Resource Management policies by governments in developing countries has not translated into development and quality service delivery. Leadership is integral to achieving government goals. This study aimed to establish the influence of idealized influence on implementation of Human Resource Management policies by County Government of Kakamega. A descriptive research design and sample survey method involving use of questionnaire as the primary data collection instrument was adopted. The study population was 6,328 County Government of Kakamega employees. Simple random sampling technique was applied to get a sample size of 165 respondents with a pilot study being conducted in Bungoma County where the study checked for internal consistency and reliability of the instrument for data collection. Cronbach’s coefficient alpha of 0.867 was obtained for internal reliability. Ethics governing research were accorded utmost consideration. A 92.7% return rate was attained, good for social statistics analysis. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze data in the study. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and linear regression were used in analysis within 95% confidence interval to test for associations, relationships and independence of indicators. Study findings revealed a significant and positive relationship between idealized influence and implementation of Human Resource Management Policies. Study findings were in agreement with empirical evidence from previous studies on how idealized influence affected implementation of Human Resource Management Policies, particularly in public organizations.