ERIC Number: EJ1147144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Do Organisational Commitments Matter in Teaching Approaches among Academics in Elite Universities in Beijing?
Zhang, Li-fang; Evans, Carol; Postiglione, Gerard A.
Educational Psychology, v37 n7 p778-791 2017
This research investigated the statistical predictive power of organisational commitments for academics' teaching approaches. Participants were 268 academics working in six elite universities in Beijing, mainland China. Results showed that academics' organisational commitments as measured by the Organisational Commitment Inventory significantly predicted their teaching approaches as assessed by the Approaches to Teaching Inventory--beyond gender, age, taught academic discipline, academic rank and type of institution. Limitations and theoretical contributions of the study are noted; and practical implications of the findings are discussed in relation to academics and university senior managers.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Colleges, Teacher Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Predictive Validity, Statistical Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Age Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Intellectual Disciplines, Correlation, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
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