Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2558 - 2567
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071202
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Lecturers' Productivity in Private Universities, Kazakhstan

Mahiswaran Selvanathan 1,*, Dontsov Yan 2, Mahadevan Supramaniam 3, Thilageswary Arumugam 2, Subaashnii Suppramaniam 2
1 National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
2 Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Malaysia
3 SEGi University, Malaysia


The productivity levels of lecturers and what causes an increase or decrease in them have been the subjects of debate and concentration among academics, practitioners and researchers for many decades. This makes it more volatile because of the complex nature of the numerous different industries involved. In the education industry itself for example, there have been numerous antecedents which have been found to have an effect on productivity levels. The aim of this research is to identify the factors and assist in closing the gaps of knowledge in increasing lecturer productivity, especially in the private universities. The main purpose of this study was to identify the significant relationship of work-life balance, job responsibility, competency, motivation and professionalism on lecturer productivity in private universities Kazakhstan. Hypotheses created to support these objectives results indicated that all tested independent variables have significant relationship with lecturer productivity except for no significant relationship indicated for competency and professionalism based on correlation analysis. This study considers these antecedents on lecturer productivity in the Private universities being the fastest growing industry in Kazakhstan. This implies that the organizational human resource policies may need a re-look on creating better benefits, lecturer assistance program, job design, training and development and organizational culture. These findings suggest that in this complex and dynamic environment, lecturer productivity is a means of organizational success and sustainability.

Lecturer Productivity, Corruption, Trade Openness, Political Stability, BRIC Countries

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Mahiswaran Selvanathan , Dontsov Yan , Mahadevan Supramaniam , Thilageswary Arumugam , Subaashnii Suppramaniam . "Lecturers' Productivity in Private Universities, Kazakhstan." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.12 (2019) 2558 - 2567. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071202.