Harriet Mnena Yande, Chinwe Vivian Nnajiofor Ojiba, Swande Terwase


The study examined the relationship between work-family conflict and employee performance in the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State. The study was guided by two objectives. Two research questions were raised and answered while two hypotheses were tested. The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study was (665) academic staff of the University. The sample size of the study was 255; this was determined using Taro Yamane formula. The sample size was allocated to the population using Multistage sampling technique. The instrument of data collection was a structured questionnaire. The instrument was subjected to face and content validity. Cronbach alpha method was used to establish the internal consistency of the questionnaire items which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.90. Data collected for the study were analyzed using descriptive statistics precisely mean (real limits of number) and standard deviation to answer the research questions while Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC)statistics was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study after data analysis and testing of hypotheses revealed that, there is a strong positive relationship between behaviour based conflict and employee commitment and there is also a positive relationship between strain based conflict and employee job satisfaction in the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State. The study recommended among others that, Management of the University should encourage employee to be conscious of behaviour based conflict in order to guarantee employee commitment towards achieving organizational objectives.


Conflict, Employee, Family, Performance, Work

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