Drivers of civic virtue in Ashesi University College alumni employed in Ghana

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2016-04
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Amoah, Amanda Olive
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The behaviour of employees in a workplace have many repercussions in relation to profitability, efficiency and customer retention. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the alumni of Ashesi University College exhibit civic virtue behaviours while at work. It also sought to investigate what the drivers behind this behaviour were in a bid to inform employers of Ashesi alumni on the likely behaviours their employees would exhibit, as well as educators at Ashesi as to whether or not their students apply what they have been taught once they graduate from school. The findings of the study revealed that Ashesi alumni exhibit civic virtue at work. It also revealed that female alums, as well as Ashesi alumni employed in senior management positions are more likely to exhibit civic virtue at work. It was found that there is the likelihood that extra-curricular sessions with certain bodies within the university, as well as the content of some of the courses taught at the university, impact the awareness of proper workplace behaviour and thus influence the exhibition of civic virtue in the workplace. It is recommended that employers continue to hire Ashesi alumni, and that educators at Ashesi continue to instruct their students in the manner that they have been doing.
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Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, April 2016
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Ghana, Ashesi University College, alumni, work, behaviour, civic virtue
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