Dr Josephine N. Ojiambo, Charles M. Rambo, Stephen Wekesa Masinde
Abstract: The central theme of this paper was to establish the moderating influence of government policy compliance on the relationship between project critical success factors and completion of construction project in public secondary schools in Bungoma County, Kenya. Guided by theory of construction management and soft value management theory, the study used a mixed method approach which embraced both qualitative and quantitative approaches including hypothesis testing. The study target population of 610 consisted of principals, PTA Chairpersons and Quality Assurance Officers from which the sample size of 461 was drawn. The study used a questionnaire and an interview schedule as the main instruments of data collection. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and data presented in frequency tables while qualitative data was presented in narrative form. Hypothesis was tested using linear regression at 0.05 level of significance to determine the degree and direction of relationships among variables. The study attained Cronbach Alpha of coefficient of 0.839 for all the questions on Government policy compliance implying that the instrument was reliable. The results showed government policy compliance had a statistically significant moderating influence on the relationship between critical success factors and completion of construction projects in public secondary schools in Bungoma County (procurement r=0.393, p<0.05 and usage and audit of school project r=0.623, p<0.05. The study therefore concluded that Government policy compliance has a statistically significant moderating influence on the relationship between project critical success factors and completion of construction projects in Bungoma County, Kenya. This findings form basis for future reference in the field of project planning and management by researchers and any other interested parties.
Keywords: Government Policy Compliance, Completion of construction projects, Public Secondary schools