ERIC Number: EJ1156361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Capital and Learning Organisation: Is It Worth to Engage in Networking?
Akhtar, Shoaib; Awan, Sajid H.; Ismail, Kamariah; Naveed, Shaheryar
International Journal of Learning and Change, v9 n3 p208-227 2017
This paper attempts to examine the influence of social capital towards learning organisation in higher education institutions. The study adopted quantitative approach with survey questionnaire. The sample of the study was 227 academic staff members of 22 higher educational institutions. Social capital was measured using structural, relational and cognitive dimensions. Learning organisation was measured using seven dimensions of Watkins and Marsick (2003). The findings of this study show strong positive relationship and impact of the social capital on learning organisation. However, the social capital dimension of cognition was found to be insignificantly related to the learning organisation. Given the importance of learning organisations in today's competitive scenario, the findings of this study are designed to enable organisational managers in formulating policies that would promote learning organisation.
Descriptors: Social Capital, Social Networks, Correlation, Educational Policy, College Faculty, Organizational Culture, Higher Education, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Reliability, Validity, Professional Continuing Education, Leadership, Teamwork, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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