Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Investigating Academic Staff Turnover Intention among Vietnamese Educational Environments

Author(s): Tran Van Trung, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Do Dinh Thai, Vo Minh Trung, Huynh Lam Anh Chuong

The research aims to identify the possible relationship between organizational culture with rules, norms, and beliefs of public higher education institutions and faculty turnover intention in the Vietnamese context, which can be used as hypotheses for future quantitative and qualitative studies. In an effort to examine this matter, the research presented a framework that is built based on a model given by Tierney. In this research, an illustrative case study was chosen to deeply examine this complex influence in a given instance. The hypotheses that the research generates are based on the opinions of faculty members at the selected case who were interviewed in 2019 and 2020 based on their long tenure with at least 4 years’ experience and their positions as executive committee members of the trade union of the departments. The results showed that among the six dimensions of organizational culture, mission, socialization, information, strategy, and leadership are proven to have certain effects on lecturers’ intention to quit their organization, while the dimension of environment is believed not to affect their work attitudes. The influence of organizational culture on academic staff’s intention to leave their organization is indirect, with varying degrees depending on different factors. Also, the research revealed the precursors of academic staff turnover intention.

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