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International Journal of Management in Education

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  • From Theory to Practice: Attitude and Technology Awareness’ Effects on Parents’ Intention Towards Preschool Selection   Order a copy of this article
    by Vartika Bisht, Priya Vij 
    Abstract: This study fixated on identifying the mediating effect of attitude and the effect of moderation technology awareness between identified factors affecting behavioural intention of educated parents towards selection of preschools for their children The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology(UTAUT) and Hedonic Motivation System Adoption Model (HMSAM) were combined together to form the theoretical model for this study Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling(PLS-SEM) used for analyzing the data collected through convenience sampling technique from 688 educated parents The study resulted that attitude shows partial mediation of performance expectancy, facilitating conditions, curiosity and joy with behavioural intention Moderating effect of technology awareness was seen between the paths of social influence, facilitating conditions and joy respectively with behavioural intention This work will assist preschools in better understanding the factors influencing parents behaviour and, as a result, in developing new methods to attract them.Geographical location was a limitation.
    Keywords: Behavioural Intention; Mediator; Moderator; PLS-SEM; Preschools.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10062115
  • Analysing Unemployment Rate among Women Graduates in India: A Dynamic Panel Approach.   Order a copy of this article
    Abstract: This study considers the period between 2013-14 to 2019-20 and 20 major states of India. Initially, it is observed that, in most of the states, the unemployment rate among graduated women is fluctuating and the enhancement of females completing graduation and above is very poor over time. Using the Blundell and Bond Dynamic Panel Regression technique it is observed that factors like higher gross enrolment ratio among women in higher education in general and in technical education; higher mean age of effective marriage between the age group of 18 and 21 years of females are responsible for state-wise higher unemployment rate among graduated women. But expanding the service sector with the creation of employment opportunities for females with technical and professional degrees and high mean years of effective marriage keeping it 21 and above can partially solve the unemployment problem among graduated women of India.
    Keywords: GER of Women Graduates. The Unemployment Rate; Graduate Women; The Major States; Dynamic Panel Data Regression.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10062116
  • University as a brand : Lessons from Vietnam’s higher education branding   Order a copy of this article
    by Tuong-Minh Ly-Le, Viet Hoa Dang, Mai Nguyen, Nhung Dinh-Hong, Thao Nguyen, Yen-Nhi Nguyen 
    Abstract: This research investigates branding strategies and challenges in Vietnamese universities, focusing on how they communicate their brands and the obstacles they face. The study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the current state of higher education branding in Vietnam and its implications. By conducting interviews with representatives from various Vietnamese universities, the study uncovers a lack of systematic brand communication strategies in many Vietnamese universities, highlighting a clear gap in understanding brand identity. It also identifies an emerging awareness of branding's significance, with some universities developing strategies to promote their image. Challenges include the absence of dedicated departments, limited budgets, and inadequate internal branding efforts. Nevertheless, universities have diversified their brand communication tools, utilizing logos, slogans, social media, and student involvement. The research underscores the importance of resource allocation, visionary leadership, and internal branding for building and promoting university brands effectively.
    Keywords: university branding; higher education marketing; brand communication; branding challenges; Vietnam.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10062338
  • Compatibility of Distributive Leadership, Teacher Autonomy and School Effectiveness in Nigeria   Order a copy of this article
    by Karima Bashir, Gazi Mahabubul Alam 
    Abstract: Distributive leadership has been linked with teacher autonomy, school effectiveness and decentralization. This study aims to explore the compatibility of distributive leadership with teacher autonomy and school effectiveness in north west Nigeria. The paper employs a quantitative method, using descriptive survey and adopting western designed instruments to make its argument. The selected sample include 341 federal secondary school principals. The findings revealed that teachers vary in their perception regarding the application of distributive leadership and their autonomy and distributive leadership has a positive direct effect on school effectiveness (β=0.645, P<0.001), while teacher autonomy has no direct effect on school effectiveness (β=0.031, P=0.678). These findings highlight that distributive leadership alone does not rectify school ineffectiveness. This paper responds to the call for more literatures from non-western perspective, providing insights on the paradox of distributive leadership, teacher autonomy, and school effectiveness in decentralized context in Nigeria.
    Keywords: Distributive leadership; teacher autonomy; decentralization; context; school effectiveness.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10062559
  • Kindergarten teachers' perceptions of the factors that negatively impact their professional competence in administrative work.   Order a copy of this article
    by Vasiliki Brinia, Konstantina Antonopoulou, Alexandros Dimos, Maria Moutrika 
    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the point of views of the heads of low-stakes Greek public kindergartens, regarding the factors that frustrate them in their position of responsibility and what their suggestions are for improving their job satisfaction. The qualitative, phenomenological research based on thematic axes was chosen as the appropriate research approach, while purposive sampling, semi-structured interviews with a guide of pre-constructed, open-ended questions and thematic analysis were chosen as methodological tools. The innovation of the research lies in the fact that a first attempt was made to investigate, qualitatively, internal and external factors that negatively affect the professional satisfaction of the heads of small kindergartens in an island region during the pandemic. This investigation was conducted exclusively from their position of responsibility. The utilization of the results will help to improve the job satisfaction of kindergarten leaders, the efficiency and well-being of the school community.
    Keywords: preschool leadership; job dissatisfaction; Greek kindergarten; administration; effectiveness.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10062630
  • Determinants of students' enrolment intention of higher education in foreign universities: an empirical study using stimulus-organism-response (SOR) model   Order a copy of this article
    by K. Ravishankar, A.K. Subramani, N. Akbar Jan, Rajasekhar David 
    Abstract: This research aims to examine the key determinants influencing the students' enrolment intention of higher education in foreign universities using the Stimulus-Organism-Response (SOR) Model. The information was gathered by delivering a questionnaire via online Google Forms using a snowball sampling technique. The questionnaire links were shared with higher secondary school students (10+2) from Tamil Nadu state. 412 valid responses were collected and analysed using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). The results of the study indicate that Institution Quality and Institution Facilities significantly positively affect the Institution's Image, Cognitive Attitude and Affective Attitude of the students. Further, the Institution's Image has a strong positive influence on the Cognitive Attitude and Affective Attitude of the students. The outcome of the study also indicates that Cognitive Attitude and Affective Attitudes have a significant positive effect on the enrolment intention of the students.
    Keywords: institution quality; institution facilities; institution image; cognitive attitude; affective attitude; intention to enrol.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10060857
  • Developing the quality culture in public universities: a case study in Vietnam   Order a copy of this article
    by Dinh-Thai Do, Mark Treve 
    Abstract: This study aims to determine the extent to which public universities are making progress toward the cultures of quality in a developing country. The researchers relied on a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) to conduct the study. To gather information, the researchers surveyed 517 professors and associate professors from public universities, who currently have been working in Vietnam. According to the findings, the implementation of the PDCA cycle in public universities has a beneficial effect on the growth of quality culture. This study demonstrated a high level of internal coherence, as shown by Cronbach's alpha values, which varied from 0.932 to 0.979. The PDCA cycle is an effective instrument for quality improvement not only in public universities but also in other higher educational institutions in developing countries. The findings can provide policymakers and university administrators with assistance in developing and putting into practice effective strategies for quality culture management. Overall, the results contribute to the existing knowledge on the establishment of a quality culture in public higher educational institutions and shed light on the significance of implementing frameworks for continuous improvement such as the PDCA cycle in a developing country.
    Keywords: culture; quality; public university; developing country.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10061086
  • Developing and validating a scale to measure faculty talent in higher education   Order a copy of this article
    by Parvati Agrahari, Shefali Nandan 
    Abstract: Faculty play a crucial role in ensuring the quality of higher education. The study aims at developing and validating a scale for measuring faculty talent. A rigorous three-stage scale development process was adopted to establish a psychometrically sound measure. A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods including the Delphi technique, content validity analysis, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were employed. A reliable and valid 40-item faculty talent scale comprising six dimensions was developed in the Indian context. The six dimensions identified were technology adoption, professional development competence, didactic and teaching competence, networking abilities, research abilities and leadership skills. The study offers a precise understanding of the talent construct and expands literature by introducing 'faculty talent' construct. It is the first study to develop a measure for faculty talent. The innovative aspect of the study is that it presents a multi-dimensional faculty talent construct and provides evidence for contextual nature of talent. The scale can help individuals gauge their talent and also assist higher education institutions in developing effective talent management strategies. Overall, the scale can be instrumental in developing faculty talent, leading to the enhanced employability of the young workforce.
    Keywords: faculty talent; reliability; talent; Delphi technique; item development; scale refinement; scale evaluation; scale development; validity; higher education institutions.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10061159
  • Evaluation of the positioning of the university brand: measurement of the dimensions in accredited universities   Order a copy of this article
    by Johnatan Castro-Gómez, Javier A. Sánchez-Torres, Paola Andrea Ortíz-Rendón 
    Abstract: Higher education institutions have generated competitive advantages by responding to the employment needs of the industry and designing an attractive offer to the academic community. This study aims to create a measurement tool for student perception of university brand positioning. For this purpose, a sequential mixed methodological design is carried out, which starts from a review of the literature to establish the measurement instrument and then is validated by exploratory factor analysis. The findings verified three constructs namely perceived quality, brand image and brand identity, related to the measurement of positioning in nine accredited universities in Colombia. Thus, it was found that the constructs fit the parameters for measuring university brand positioning from the student perspective. Limitations were found to be that it only covers the student perspective and does not involve other members of the university stakeholders and only in the city of Medellin.
    Keywords: brand positioning; high-quality accreditation; positioning evaluation; student perception; university branding.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10061874
  • Gaining insights from the bottom-up approach for teacher training needs: case study for school disengagement   Order a copy of this article
    by Kongkiti Phusavat, Rapee Kanchana, Adhi Kusumastuti, Dušan Lesjak, Jukka Majava 
    Abstract: The pilot project, jointly conducted by a foreign business community and schools, illustrates a bottom-up approach in determining in-service teacher training for school disengagement. The development of in-service teacher training is traditionally based on the experts and senior administrators without much input from ordinary teachers or this top-down approach. Since dealing with school disengagement has been viewed as the relationship between a teacher and a student, the bottom-up approach should be examined. A group of 147 teachers from five schools participated in the pilot project (part of a foreign business community's involvement with education). The bottom-up approach provides coherent findings between school problems and training needs and gives consistent findings with both previous studies and the opinions of business experts. Working directly with teachers has been part of a strategy of the foreign business community when attempting to improve the quality of education in Thailand.
    Keywords: planning; strategy; in-service teacher training; bottom-up approach; school disengagement; Thailand.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2024.10061958