The purpose of this paper is to identify higher authority organizational stressors encountered by higher education deans.
This current research employed a qualitative approach utilizing a contextual paradigm with a multiple case study methodology.
Out of ten investigated deans in a public higher education institution in Malaysia, nine reported experiences of organizational stressor elements arising from higher authority. Three non-overlapping subthemes were systematically discovered.
Successful identification of these higher authority organizational stressors has implications for higher education management policies. Policies that reduce or eliminate these stressors may create a positive and progressive environment for deans and the higher education field.
This study will thus serve to promote a deeper understanding of higher authority organizational stressors encountered by higher education deans.
Alfred Huan Zhi Chan, Mohd Dahlan Malek and Ferlis Bahari (2018) "Higher authority organizational stressors among higher education deans: a multiple case study", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 333-343Download as .RIS
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