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Table 2 Opinion, perception and practices related to human resource management

From: Local self governance in health - a study of it’s functioning in Odisha, India

Item District classification p
Priority Non-priority Total  
No. % No. % No. %  
Did the RKS request for creation of new posts in the last year?
Yes 12 23.5 13 25.5 25 24.5 p = 0.818
No 39 76.5 38 74.5 77 75.5
Total 51 100 51 100 102 100
If yes, were all the requests approved?
Yes, all were approved 3 30 1 7.7 4 17.4 p = 0.179
Some were approved 2 20 7 53.8 9 39.1
None was approved 5 50 5 38.5 10 43.5
Total 10 100 13 100 23 100
Nature of support received from seniors in the district/block?
Very cooperative 29 74.4 48 90.6 77 83.7 p = 0.024*
Supportive of health program 4 10.3 2 3.8 6 6.5
Not concerned at all 1 2.6 3 5.7 4 4.3
Others 5 12.8 0 0 5 5.4
Total 39 100 53 100 92 100
Nature of relationship with subordinates?
Very good 26 54.2 28 50 54 51.9 p = 0.689
good 18 37.5 25 44.6 43 41.3
Bad 4 8.3 3 5.4 7 6.7
Very bad 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 48 100 56 100 104 100
Do the staff in your opinion require any kind of training?
Yes 43 82.7 50 89.3 93 86.1 p = 0.322
No 9 17.3 6 10.7 15 13.9
Total 52 100 56 100 108 100
Was any special training program requested in the last financial year plan?
Yes 8 17.8 36 66.7 44 44.4 p < 0.001**
No 37 82.2 18 33.3 55 55.6
Total 45 100 54 100 99 100
Was any special training conducted in the last financial year?
Yes 6 16.7 30 76.9 36 48 p < 0.001**
No 30 83.3 9 23.1 39 52
Total 36 100 39 100 75 100
  1. * Significant. ** Highly significant