Effect of Collective Bargaining Process on Industrial Relations Environment in Public Universities in Kenya

Patrick J. Akhaukwa, Loice Maru, John Byaruhanga


This article investigates the effect of collective bargaining process on industrial relations environment in public universities in Kenya. The data used in analysis is based on stratified probability sample of 322 respondents interviewed in 2012 in the three public universities in Kenya. Expert judgment was used to determine the validity while Cronbach alpha coefficient was used to determine reliability of research instruments. Qualitative and quantitative data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Exploratory factor analysis was performed to reduce large number of variables for further analysis. Linear regression analysis was employed to determine the effect of collective bargaining process on industrial relations. The result show that collective bargaining process has a significant effect on industrial relations environment (ß=0.495, p<0.05). It is recommended that parties to collective bargaining should reconsider their strategies’ for engagement in order to enhance their relationship.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n2p275

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