Career success for women in higher education institution: The factors influencing the success of women academician


Ramli, Hani Suhaila and Lim, Audrey Li Chin and Cheak, Audrey Poh Choo (2016) Career success for women in higher education institution: The factors influencing the success of women academician. International Business Management, 10 (17). pp. 3929-3935. ISSN 1993-5250

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An academician is said to be successful when he or she has become a professor, the highest level in the academic ladder. In other word, professor is deemed as successful as they have already established themselves in their area of specialisation. Career success can be also be classified into objective career success and subjective career success. The purpose of this research is to investigate the factors that influence the career success among women in the higher education institution in Malaysia by using individual, structural and behavioural approach. Specifically, the study focuses on University Teknologi Mara (UiTM), one of the largest Malaysian universities. Self-esteem, an individual factor and career success is found to be significantly related to each other in this research. A person who has a high self-esteem is more motivated and thus more likely to be committed in their career. Besides this, the person-organisation fit in structural approach is positively related with career success. This is because the chemistry between organisation and employee is very important in order for the employee to fully apply their values in the organisation. Apart from this, perceived organisational support, a structural factor is found to affect career success. For the employee to achieve success, organisation should show their supportiveness to employee in an effort to motivate them to work. Hence, the factors identified using individual, structural and behavioural approach could become a set of strategies in enhancing the effectiveness and career success among the female academician in the field of academic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career success, research universities, individual approach, behavioral approach
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 16:01
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 16:04


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