Turnover intention among academics: A case study of private higher learning education in Klang Valley

Afdzal Aizat Ramli, Shahrul Nizam Salahudin, Zaifudin Zainol, Turiman Suandi

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Academics are seen as guardians of knowledge, disseminators of knowledge and creators of new knowledge. However, due to the expectation of Malaysia to be a regional hub for international higher education, it consequently burdens the academics especially in private higher learning education. Stress occurs among academics and stimulates them to leave. This situation is dangerous as it impacts on the institution and the student itself directly and indirectly. Therefore, this study attempts to investigate turnover intention from the perspective of job demand, job control and social support. 201 academics from private HLE were participated in this research and the empirical tests revealed that job control determine the level of turnover intention as well as social support on turnover intention. The regression estimation shows that social support was significantly refected in turnover intention among academics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-334
Number of pages14
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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