Scientific paper: Professors’ Perceptions and Identity As Determinants of a Committed Higher Education System

Our partners from the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts have recently published a groundbreaking scientific paper titled "Professors’ Perceptions and Identity as Determinants of a Committed Higher Education System."

Oct 24, 2022

We’re thrilled to share that our esteemed partners from the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts have recently published a groundbreaking scientific paper titled “Professors’ Perceptions and Identity as Determinants of a Committed Higher Education System.”

Abstract: “In the later years, higher education has been identified as one of the reasons for dissatisfaction among students in the Republic of Macedonia, recognizing an insufficient quality as the restriction of their future professional advancement. The relevant literature has extensively studied students’ views in this sense, but it lacks an investigation of the role of the institutions’ responsibility and efforts. Therefore, building on the Resource-based Theory, the aim is to assess the higher education quality from an internal angle. This study proposes the investigation of universities and professors’ resources as the antecedents of job satisfaction and engaging responses. 322 professors from Macedonian public universities participated in the study. Partial least squares structural equation modelling was implemented for the data analysis. The survey results reveal that both tangible and intangible resources of higher education explain professors’ satisfaction and their posterior engagement with the occupation, emphasizing the inference of the intangible assets. Therefore, institutional and educational capacities and professors’ adequate competencies are essential for employees’ favourable perceptions, leading to a committed community dedicated to improving the higher education system. Theoretical and practical implications for university professors and institutions are drawn from the conclusions.”

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