A MEASUEMENT MODEL OF TALENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AMONG UNIVERSITY STAFF IN CENTRAL REGION OF UGANDA

Miiro Farooq, Azam Othman, Mohamad Sahari Nordin, Mohd Burhan Ibrahim

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JPM.2016.013

Abstract


The empirical study objective was twofold; first to survey the degree to which university staff perceive on the use of talent management instituted a meaningful practice at universities of central region in Uganda; secondly it focused on testing the suitability of the dimension in terms of reliability, convergent validity, discriminant validity; and measurement equivalence for both working experience, and gender of university staff. The sample covered 808 university staff from six universities in the Central Region of Uganda in the year 2016. Data collection was done using a self-reported 24-item questionnaire so as to determine how the university staff perceive the construct of talent management practices. The Survey tool was distributed by the researcher and researcher assistants to volunteers in the six universities that participated in this study. The outcomes of the study reinforced, illuminated and gave a deeper insight into the results of previous studies on the same subject which has been infused in the university business and strategy. The study furthermore found evidence of validity and reliability for a multidimensional construct of talent management practices. Also, the measurement for working experience proved variant whereas gender was invariant. The findings of the study will be help stakeholders to contrive informed suggestions towards decision making for developing and retaining university staff to towards university effective performance, and is a source of information and knowledge to future research in the same area. 


Keywords


Talent management practices; University effectiveness and performance; confirmatory factor analysis

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