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Factors Affecting the Performance of Labour in Nigerian Construction Sites

Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. and Ogunde, Ayodeji and Owolabi, J. D (2011) Factors Affecting the Performance of Labour in Nigerian Construction Sites. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 2 (2). pp. 251-257. ISSN 2039 - 2117

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Abstract

The paper identified some factors perceived to be negatively affecting the performance of construction labour and also examined how these factors vary from site to site in the Nigerian construction industry. To achieve this, structured questionnaires were administered on contractors and labour (operatives) on forty construction sites in the study area to sample their opinions. A Likert statistical technique was employed for the analysis in this perspective. The result indicated that unfair wages (RI = 0.89), negative influencing factors (RI = 0.85) and lack of motivation (RI = 0.79) were ranked high by the labour while the contractors ranked lack of training (RI = 0.84), poor communication (RI = 0.79) and inclement weather (RI = 0.71) as being affecting the performance labour in this respect. It was recommended, among other things, that contractors must study the peculiarities of their workers and identify their main motivators

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Industry; Contractor; Labour; Nigeria; Performance
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 15:41
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8076

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