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Saragih, Susanti; Margaretha, Meily; Situmorang, Alando Putra – Online Submission, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the antecedents and consequence of job crafting in the context of education sector and high-power distance societies, such as Indonesia where most people seem hesitant to seize on job crafting due to their appreciation to organizational hierarchies. Specifically, we examined perceived organization…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Job Development
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Gibbs, Marilyn; Poisat, Paul – Africa Education Review, 2019
The school educational system in South Africa needs to improve the level of percentage pass rate in education. Therefore, the premise of the study reported on was to examine the key enabling factors that promote a high-performance school team in the operations of a co-educational secondary school in the South African context. The article further…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, High Achievement, Teamwork, Foreign Countries
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Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne; Niu, Yuanlu; Smith, Sharlene; Whitaker, Brandi; Wells, Rehshetta; Charkasova, Aynur – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
The transitioning of veterans, specifically as mature workers, from the "military world" to the "civilian world," and by extension, the civilian workforce is the ultimate career transition. Despite their motivation and resilience, veterans still encounter a multiplicity of challenges when transitioning to the civilian…
Descriptors: Veterans, Career Development, Human Resources, Labor Force Development
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Shuck, Brad; Herd, Ann Mogan – Human Resource Development Review, 2012
As the use of workplace knowledge economies increases and emerging motivational-state variables such as employee engagement become more widely used, current frameworks of leadership are undergoing changes in perspective and practice. Moreover, while shifts in workplace dynamics have occurred in practice for some time, scholars are now calling for…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Social Change, Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership
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Lawton, Dianne Ford – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
This theoretical article explores the role spirituality plays in engagement and resistance in the workplace. These qualities exist at the opposite ends of the continuum in adult education in the workplace: engagement in learning and resistance to adult learning. By employing Mezirow's learning framework, the researcher illustrates how spirituality…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Resistance (Psychology), Adult Education, Workplace Learning
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Williams, Sandra L.; Hurley, Mark N. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
For international organizations in developing countries, operating across cultures can elicit varied perspectives on employee engagement and employee development. Performance pressure from a board of directors will also influence the human resource development emphasis of organization leaders. Varied perspectives and performance pressures place…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Developing Nations, Human Resources, Leadership Styles
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Witt, Phyllis A.; Gearin, Christopher A. – Research in Education, 2021
Higher education institutions are heavily reliant on part-time adjuncts to teach their students. These part-time adjuncts now account for the majority of faculty in the United States. This qualitative study utilizes a phenomenological approach to explore the essence of the lived experiences of part-time adjuncts who travel to more than one…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Barriers, Part Time Faculty
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Simsek, Yücel; Gürler, Muhammed – International Education Studies, 2019
The objective of the present study is to investigate the effect of employee voice on work engagement according to the views of the Turkish teachers. The sample of the study consisted of 713 teachers randomly selected at 40 public schools from kindergarten to high school from Ayas, Beypazari, Güdül and Sincan districts of Ankara, the capital city…
Descriptors: Work Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Employee Attitudes
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Latta, Gail F. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2020
The predictive utility of previous studies of organizational culture has been limited by an over-emphasis on the integration perspective. Much less attention has been his been paid to subcultural differentiation and fragmentation. This case study bridges that divide by employing methods of cultural analysis designed to explore the relationship…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Leadership Styles, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship
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Burch, Gerald F.; Heller, Nathan A.; Burch, Jana J.; Freed, Rusty; Steed, Steve A. – Journal of Education for Business, 2015
Student engagement is considered to be among the better predictors of learning, yet there is growing concern that there is no consensus on the conceptual foundation. The authors propose a conceptualization of student engagement grounded in A. W. Astin's (1984) Student Involvement Theory and W. A. Kahn's (1990) employee engagement research where…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Psychometrics, Business Administration Education
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Medlin, Bobby; Faulk, Larry – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2011
The concepts of optimism and employee engagement as mechanisms to improving individual performance have been discussed in the management literature. Though studies concerning optimism in the workplace are relatively limited, evidence certainly exists that links the concept to improvement in individual academic and workplace performance.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Employees, Participation, Learner Engagement
Jeung, Chang-Wook – Performance Improvement Quarterly, 2011
Employee engagement has been understood from various academic and practical perspectives, mainly due to its recent popularity. This study explores not only positive movements--positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship (POS), and positive organizational behavior (POB)--as a background of engagement but also the conceptualization,…
Descriptors: Employees, Psychology, Behavior, Measures (Individuals)
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Byers, Philippa; Tni, Massimiliano – Australian Universities' Review, 2014
This paper examines the effectiveness of a programme of weekly meetings between sessional staff and the unit coordinator of a large first-year class at an Australian university. Interviews with sessional staff indicate that, in addition to training and targeted professional development initiatives, management initiatives that promote engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Universities
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Shuck, M. Brad; Rocco, Tonette S.; Albornoz, Carlos A. – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine an employee's unique experience of being engaged in their work. Design/methodology/approach: Following Yin's case study design method, researchers collected documents, conducted semi-structured interviews and recorded observations at a large multinational service corporation ranked as one of the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Organizational Culture, Interviews, Content Analysis
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Hynes, Geraldine E. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2012
Companies that recognize the relationship between employee engagement and business success will seek ways to foster and facilitate workers' emotional well-being. One way to encourage employee engagement is to provide training in interpersonal communication. This research analyzes what one U.S.-based company is doing to achieve that goal. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Business Communication, Employees, Qualitative Research
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