'n Bedryfsielkundige ondersoek na die verband tussen akademici se werksomgewingspersepsies, werksbetrokkenheid en organisasieverbondenheid
Thesis (MComm (Industrial Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
Globally, institutions of higher learning are characterised by continuous change, which has significant ramifications for the success and functioning of any institution of higher learning. In this context, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the perceptions of academics regarding the work environment in a transforming South African institution of higher learning and their job involvement and organisational commitment. The data were gathered by means of the Academic Work Environment Survey (AWES) measuring instrument. This measuring instrument obtained extraordinarily high reliability coefficients in the study. The results of the study indicate that academics in general have a positive perception of their job involvement and organisational commitment. These positive perceptions of job involvement and organisational commitment can largely be attributed to academics’ positive experience of a number of aspects of the academic work environment, namely low levels of role ambiguity and role conflict and high levels of autonomy, task identity, work challenge, feedback and supervisory consideration. However, attention should be paid to certain aspects such as role ambiguity, role conflict, feedback, work challenge and supervisory consideration where differences among academics’ perceptions occur as a result of personal and professional characteristics, which might pose a threat to these positive experiences in future.