Proactivity among Academicians in Malaysian Private Universities

Authors

  • Chew Sze Cheah Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, Melaka 75450, Malaysia;
  • Cheng Ling Tan Universiti Sains Malaysia, Gelugor, Penang 11800, Malaysia
  • Sook Fern Yeo Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, Melaka 75450, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2907

Keywords:

proactive work behaviour; academicians; demographic variables; private university

Abstract

The study examines demographic variables' role in academicians' proactive work behaviour (PWB) in private universities. Independent sample t-test and one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were performed using self-reported data from 287 academicians. Results show that academicians demonstrated moderate proactivity level. Male demonstrate higher proactiveness compared to females. Married workers score higher on PWB. An academician who holds a managerial position tends to be more proactive compared to others. Furthermore, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) holder displays a higher level of productivity. The findings offer practical suggestions to the university to address the situation and delegate job assignments based on individual differences.

Keywords: proactive work behaviour; academicians; demographic variables; private university 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2907

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Cheah , C. S., Tan , C. L., & Yeo , S. F. (2021). Proactivity among Academicians in Malaysian Private Universities. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 95-102. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2907