UUM Electronic Theses and Dissertation
UUM ETD | Universiti Utara Malaysian Electronic Theses and Dissertation
FAQs | Feedback | Search Tips | Sitemap

Factors related to turnover intention among academicians in private higher education institutions

Malliga, Kulanthavelo (2023) Factors related to turnover intention among academicians in private higher education institutions. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

[thumbnail of deposit permission.pdf] Text
deposit permission.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy
[thumbnail of s828230_01.pdf] Text

Download (1MB)


The main objective of this study is to identify the factors influencing turnover intention among academics in private higher education institutions in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Independent variables examined were polychronicity, pay satisfaction, and workoad. A total of 391 questionnaires were distributed to the academics for data collection while only 334 datasets were returned. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to analyse the data. The regression model confirmed the significance of pay satisfaction, polychronicity, and workload in predicting turnover intention. Of the three factors, workload was found to have the most significant impact on turnover intention. As predicted, there is an inverse correlation between academics’ pay satisfaction and their turnover intention. The results of this research offer important new insights on the aspects related to pay satisfaction, polychronicity, and workload, as well as the turnover intention. The findings of this study provide theoretical ramifications to the existing body of knowledge, particularly in the domain of turnover intention. The findings of this research also provide relevant practical implications that employers in private higher education institutions may adopt in their strenuous efforts to conserve academic talents as well as to retain a stable and productive academic workforce. Most importantly, based on the research results, effective measures can be taken by the relevant parties to curb the high turnover rate problem in the private higher education institutions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Johari, Johanim
Item ID: 11028
Uncontrolled Keywords: turnover intention, pay satisfaction, polychronicity, workload
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: School of Business Management
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2024 02:34
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2024 02:34
Department: School of Business Management
Name: Johari, Johanim
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11028

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item