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Association between organizational norms and employee productivity in higher education

Abhilasha Singh (American University in the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

ISSN: 2050-7003

Article publication date: 18 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organizational norms on employee productivity within the higher education sector in UAE.

Design/methodology/approach

A quantitative research approach was used to investigate 89 respondents from higher education institutions. An online survey approach was used to investigate the opinions of respondents with regard to the impact of organizational norms on employee productivity in UAE. The data were then statistically analyzed using SPSS version 22.

Findings

The results showed a positive association between the investigated organizational norms and employee productivity. Furthermore, there was a significant relationship between age and organizational norms. Increase in employee age corresponds to an increase in employee productivity.

Originality/value

This study has made a novel contribution, since there is a significant lack of research surrounding the influence of organizational norms on employee productivity in the higher education institutions in UAE.

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Acknowledgements

The research has no conflict of interest. This research is not funded through any source.

The author is very thankful to all the associated personnel in any reference that contributed in/for the purpose of this research.

Citation

Singh, A. (2019), "Association between organizational norms and employee productivity in higher education", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 271-295. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-01-2019-0014

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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