WORK MOTIVATION OF LECTURERS IN NON-PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: THE CASE OF HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

  • Tran Huu Ai Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh
  • Tra Phan Thi My Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City
  • My Pham Thi Chieu Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City
Keywords: work motivation; non-public university; lecturers; survey; Vietnam

Abstract

This study analyzes the factors affecting work motivation of non-public university lecturers in Ho Chi Minh City through confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling based on the survey data of 253 university lecturers. The research results show 6 factors that positively affect the work motivation of lecturers: advancement opportunities (AO), organizational culture (OC), recognition of individual contribution (RIC), lecturer’s qualifications (LQ),wages and other benefits (WB), working environment (WE). Two more factors have been found to be not statistically significant -- the characteristics of teaching and learning (CTL) and the class size (CS). Our conclusion is that schools should pay more attention to improving the working environment, by means of providing appropriate and timely forms to assess and acknowledge the contributions of teachers to the school, thereby creating more motivation for them to contribute even more in the future.

Author Biographies

Tran Huu Ai, Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh

PhD, lecturer of Faculty of Economics, Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Research interests – markets of agricultural products, SMEs functioning and government support, organic food markets, ecological economics, environmental issues of economic development and corporate social responsibility

Published more than 60 papers in International journals, member of editorial board of International journals

Tra Phan Thi My, Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City

MBA, Lecturer of Faculty of Economics, Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Research interests: SMEs functioning and government support, consumer behavior, innovative products markets and finances.

Published more than 20 papers in International journals

My Pham Thi Chieu, Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City

MBA, Lecturer of Faculty of Economics, Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Research interests: SMEs functioning and government support, consumer behavior, innovative products markets and finances.

Published more than 20 papers in International journals

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Published
2019-08-08
How to Cite
Ai, T., My, T., & Chieu, M. (2019). WORK MOTIVATION OF LECTURERS IN NON-PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: THE CASE OF HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (4(17), 46-58. Retrieved from https://euraseans.com/index.php/journal/article/view/155