The determinant of faculty attitude to academic (over-)workload: an econometric analysis

Mamun, Shamsul Arifeen Khan and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2015) The determinant of faculty attitude to academic (over-)workload: an econometric analysis. In: Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ACBSS 2015): Towards Research Excellence in Business and Social Sciences , 13-14 Apr 2015, Sydney, Australia.

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Academic (over-)workload is an issue in tertiary education globally nowadays. This paper examines the socio-demographic factors of the academics that influence academics' perception to (over-)workload at an Australian university using data collected from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) during the period of February-March 2014. This study has used descriptive and inferential analysis to achieve the objective of the paper. The main finding of this study is that native language status (a measure of ethnicity) of the academics is a statistically significant factor that determine the academics' perceptions toward (over-)workload. The policy implication is that education administrators will have to give attention to the working conditions of the academics in order to expand online education successfully.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2015 Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 00:09
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT; academic workload; probit model; elasticity; Australia
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140302 Econometric and Statistical Methods
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development

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