Psychosocial factors as Antecedent to Role Performance among Frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Peter Odera
  • Fridah M. Njeru
  • John Arudo
  • Joel P. Ogutu
  • Doreen L. Sore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47672/ajp.824

Keywords:

COVID-19, Frontline Healthcare Workers, Pandemic, Psychosocial factors & Role Performance

Abstract

Purpose: The Corona Virus disease popularly known as COVID-19 was first diagnosed in humans in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The study sought to analyze the influence of psychosocial factors on role performance among COVID-19 frontline Healthcare Workers in Busia County, Kenya.

Methodology: Cross-sectional   research design was employed and multi stage sampling adopted to get the sample size of 298 respondents from a population of 873 frontline healthcare workers in Busia County, Kenya. Data were collected using questionnaire and interview schedule. The collected data were analyzed with multivariate regression analysis while qualitative findings were transcribed under themes.

Findings: The variation explained by the psychosocial factors was 0.098 (9.8%). This did not change much after inclusion of confounders in the model with the final model (0.133). The study concluded that work-related psychosocial factors, especially emotional demands, work pace and role conflicts contributed to challenging work performance. Therefore psychosocial factors were a major predictor of role performance.

Recommendation: The study recommends need to use based psychosocial factors to help change frontline HCWs working practices in order to enable them realize full potential in role performance.

Author Biographies

Peter Odera

Department of Educational Psychology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Fridah M. Njeru

Department of Educational Psychology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

John Arudo

Department of Educational Psychology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Joel P. Ogutu

Department of Educational Psychology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Doreen L. Sore

Department of Educational Psychology, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

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2021-10-22

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Odera, P. ., Njeru, F. ., Arudo, J. ., Ogutu, J. ., & Sore, D. . (2021). Psychosocial factors as Antecedent to Role Performance among Frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Psychology, 3(2), 20 - 29. https://doi.org/10.47672/ajp.824

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