Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2568 - 2572
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071203
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The Impact of Resistance to Change among Lecturers in Private University


Mahiswaran Selvanathan 1,*, Mahadevan Supramaniam 2, Yew Ter Shern 2, Subaashnii Suppramaniam 3, Ahmad Muzammir Muhammad 3
1 National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
2 SEGi University, Malaysia
3 Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Resistance to change is important for the current working environment because universities are faced with constant amounts of changes in the environment, which would force the lecturers in the university to change as well. Therefore, the resistance to change needs to be focused on improving the lecturers' well-being in order to boost the productivity and performance in the workplace. This research focuses on the impact of resistance to change among lecturers in SEGi University. A total of 114 respondents consist of different levels from the lower management, middle management to senior management involved in this study conveniently. Findings revealed that an individual's resistance to change was determined by communication and normative commitment factor. This research would further discuss each of the factors and examine how the factors could impact the resistance to change among lecturers. This study has identified few predictors towards the resistance to change among lecturers in university context.

KEYWORDS
Resistance to Change, SEGi University, Lecturer

Cite this paper
Mahiswaran Selvanathan , Mahadevan Supramaniam , Yew Ter Shern , Subaashnii Suppramaniam , Ahmad Muzammir Muhammad . "The Impact of Resistance to Change among Lecturers in Private University." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.12 (2019) 2568 - 2572. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071203.