Influence of Work Environment on Anxiety Levels of Employees of the Kenya Meat Commission, Machakos County, Kenya

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue X, October 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Influence of Work Environment on Anxiety Levels of Employees of the Kenya Meat Commission, Machakos County, Kenya

Harun Issack Hassan

Masters Student, Mount Kenya University, Kenya

Abstract: – This study sets out to analyse the influence of work environment on anxiety levels of employees of the Kenya Meat Commission with the aim of coming up with preventive measures. The study employed an ex post facto research design to guide the study. The study’s target population were all employees of Kenya Meat Commission Machakos County, Kenya, thus 427. The research utilized a questionnaire to collect information. Simple random, stratified and purposive sampling techniques to obtain a sample size of 201. The data collected was analysed and found out that participants level of interpersonal relations influences their level of anxiety where the poorer participants in interpersonal relations the higher the level of anxiety, that participants level of personal control influences their level of anxiety, and that participants level of motivation affects their level of anxiety where the more the participant is motivated the lesser the level of anxiety. Among the recommendations to the above findings is to increase the social activities in the working place, training the participants to cultivate self-control and to develop and maintain motivation levels to ensure suppressed levels of anxiety in the organisation for work productivity.

Keywords: Work environment, Kenya Meat Commission, Anxiety Levels, Employees.


In modern management, the application of human relations theories in managing human resource is seen to be critical in today’s business competitive environment (Odongo 2006). Human Resource professionals are increasingly taking employee satisfaction and use of positive psychological contract as a relevant facet of work relationships and wider human behaviour. It is ascertained that as boundaries between cultures and nations become blurred and new technology makes it attainable to consider the planet as a “global village,” the scope of international and intercultural relationships is speedily increasing. These trends indicate a heighted level of dynamic engagement and intensity in organizations’ and management nowadays.

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