Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(4), pp. 1167 - 1179
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080406
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Influence of Lecturers' Competence on Students' Satisfaction of Lecturing: Evidence for Mediating Role of Lecturing Behaviour


Opatha H. H. D. N. P. *
Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

ABSTRACT

Reviewed literature reveals that how lecturing behaviour mediates the relationship between lecturers' competence and students' satisfaction of lecturing has neither been theoretically argued nor empirically been tested. This paper pursues to investigate empirically how lecturing behaviour could influence the relationship between lecturers' competence and students' satisfaction of lecturing. An integrated, three-construct conceptual model was developed based on the research gap identified for this research paper, and four hypotheses (H1 to H4) were developed through the deductive approach, under which the two general theories (General System Theory and MARS Model of Individual Behavior and Results), arguments, empirical evidence, and logical beliefs of the researcher were used. For the purpose of testing the conceptual model, 100 graduate students who were professional in doing managerial jobs or equivalents reading for MBA in a leading state university in Sri Lanka were considered as respondents through a self-administered survey consisting of three instruments, which possessed validity and reliability adequately. The correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis following the procedure recommended by Frazier, Tix and Barron in 2004 supported substantially the acceptance of the four hypotheses. According to the statistical results of the mediation analysis, lecturing behaviour significantly and fully mediated the relationship between lecturers' competence and students' satisfaction of lecturing.

KEYWORDS
Lecturer Competence, Lecturing Behaviour, Mediator, Student Satisfaction of Lecturing

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Opatha H. H. D. N. P. , "Influence of Lecturers' Competence on Students' Satisfaction of Lecturing: Evidence for Mediating Role of Lecturing Behaviour," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 1167 - 1179, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080406.

(b). APA Format:
Opatha H. H. D. N. P. (2020). Influence of Lecturers' Competence on Students' Satisfaction of Lecturing: Evidence for Mediating Role of Lecturing Behaviour. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1167 - 1179. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080406.