Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education: Volume 12 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: The Effective Teacher: Theory and Research on Instructors’ Motivation in Higher Education

Guest Editors: Madasu Bhaskara Rao, Madasu Mallika Rao, Sita Vanka

A qualitative study of students' perspective on e-learning adoption in India

Nidhi Phutela, Sunita Dwivedi

This paper will try to uncover how e-learning is giving a new shape to the education industry. Also, it will encompass the students' perspective and experience of e-learning.

A case for folletian interventions in public universities

Robert Duncan M. Pelly, David Boje

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the ideological impasses between educationally minded faculty and neoliberal oriented university administrators. To bridge and…

What drives research in higher education? An Indian context

Damini Saini, Narendra Singh Chaudhary

The purpose of this paper to explore the factors that act as motivators or demotivators from the perspective of academics in higher educational institutes, especially in…

What sustains the novice Malaysian teacher of English: a case study

Ida Fatimawati Adi Badiozaman

The study explores how a novice English teacher’s motivation is sustained as she navigates a range of complex educational contexts in her teaching career. Through the lens…

Are Kenyan lecturers motivated to teach?

Harry Kipkemoi Bett

The purpose of this paper is to provide a discussion on the overlooked side of motivation among Kenyan lecturers: the motivation to teach.

Motivating factors in a teacher’s research and developmental activities and their impact on effective quality teaching in higher education institutions

Debarun Chakraborty, Wendrila Biswas

Research and development pursuits have always been an integral part of a teacher’s professional development. Today, the higher educational institutes (HEIs) are chiefly…

Factors influencing teaching as a career choice in both public and private universities in Ghana

George Kofi Amoako, Kwasi Dartey-Baah, Evans Sokro

The purpose of this paper is to explore how lecturers in both public and private universities in Ghana are motivated to take up teaching as a career using Herzberg’s…

English instructors’ motivation levels in Islamic higher education

Muhammad Fauzan Ansyari, Fabio Oliveira Coelho, Kalayo Hasibuan, Dodi Settiawan, Masni Kamallia

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the motivation levels of non-permanent English instructors (lecturers) in a university language centre (LC) and the factors…

Determinants of digital learning acceptance behavior: A systematic review of applied theories and implications for higher education

Mohit Kant Kaushik, Deepak Verma

The purpose of this paper is to review existing literature on users’ digital learning acceptance behavior and to identify gaps in the current body of knowledge and suggest…

Teachers’ motivation to adopt technology in higher education

Lavina Sharma, Mallika Srivastava

The higher education, universities and institutions across the world have increasingly adopted information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for curriculum…

Relationship between work motivation scale and TPACK

Semila Fernandes, Pooja Gupta, V.V. Ajith Kumar

The purpose of this paper is to measure the academic motives of faculty in higher education to understand the pattern of relationships between work motivation scale (WMS…

Stress and work motivation of primary and secondary school teachers

Jinda Kongcharoen, Nutthajit Onmek, Panaya Jandang, Sukanya Wangyisen

The purpose of this paper is to explore the levels of stress and work motivation of primary and secondary school teachers, investigate factors affecting stress of teachers…

Health implications of job-related stress, motivation and satisfaction in higher education faculty and administrators

Denelle Mohammed, Edrea Chan, Rezwan Ahmad, Aleksandar Dusic, Cheryl Boglarsky, Patrick Blessinger, Rana Zeine

The purpose of this paper is to analyze job-related stress, motivation and satisfaction in higher education institutions, and assesses their implications on health in…


Teacher vs student responsibility for course outcomes

Robert Williams, Monica Wallace

The purpose of this paper is primarily to identify factors that accounted for the differences in course evaluation and course performance in two sections of the same…

Doctoral student persistence and progression: a program assessment

Shawn C. Boone, Linda De Charon, Marcia (Marty) Hill, Amy Preiss, Debbie Ritter-Williams, Elizabeth Young

Globally, traditional and online doctoral programs face difficulties with student persistence and progression. An online doctoral school implemented a first-year program…

Expert review and pretesting of behavioral supervision in higher education

Habsah Muda, Zaharah Salwati Baba, Zainudin Awang, Natasha Shazleen Badrul, Nanthakumar Loganathan, Mass Hareeza Ali

The rationale for the postgraduate supervision measures for higher education by the call for universities to adopt a systematic practice in postgraduate supervision…

Workplace spirituality, work-family conflict and intention to stay: An intrinsic motivational perspective among teachers

Nimitha Aboobaker, Manoj Edward, K.A. Zakkariya

Teaching is generally seen as a calling, rather than just a formal profession. In the context of commercialization of higher education, with increased workloads and lack…

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