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ERIC Number: EJ799745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Empowerment in Tertiary Education: A Strategic Source of Learning Advantage--The Case of Greek Universities
Nicolaidis, Christos S.; Koutroumpezi, Evangelia
Industry and Higher Education, v22 n3 p183-188 Jun 2008
This paper examines empowerment as a strategy, from the resource-based perspective, for the development of Greek tertiary education. As the literature suggests, empowerment enables individuals to make decisions and simultaneously take responsibility for their actions. Moreover, it increases the quality of research and teaching procedures as well as amplifying educators' and students' satisfaction and performance. In this respect, the paper uses the well-known Whetten and Cameron questionnaire for empowerment in a survey conducted among students studying in the B, D, F and H semesters at a Greek university operating in Thessaloniki. The principal component factor analysis of a sample 395 students revealed the existence of four dimensions of student empowerment: meaning/self-efficacy, self-determination, trust and personal control. After discussion of the findings, a number of recommended tactics and policies concerning the enhancement of student empowerment conclude the paper. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece