Exploring International Faculty’s Perspectives on Their Campus Life by PLS-SEM
學年 110
學期 2
出版(發表)日期 2022-07-29
作品名稱 Exploring International Faculty’s Perspectives on Their Campus Life by PLS-SEM
著者 Chia-Chi Chen and Dian-Fu Chang
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Sustainability 14(15), 9340
摘要 The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of international faculty members on their life in higher education institutions (HEIs). The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted not only most citizens’ lives but also international faculty members’ lives during this period. Since building sustainable campuses has become a priority for various HEIs, attracting and maintaining international faculty have become the focus of various internationalized campuses. However, the issue of international faculty’s satisfaction is still neglected in higher education. Using a self-compiled online survey, we collected 80 international faculty members of HEIs in Taiwan to investigate this issue. About 31.25% of the responses were collected by the online survey technique. The survey covered the career and professional status, teaching and research status, and demographics of the faculty. This study proposed a novel conceptual framework for addressing international faculty’s campus life, the design of which examined the relationships among working conditions, views of institutions, views of government measures, and levels of satisfaction through partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). The demographic profile of the participants revealed that (a) most international faculty are employed full-time as lecturers or assistant professors in most public universities and (b) most international faculty members earned their first degree outside of Taiwan; however, 66% of them earned their post-doctoral degrees in Taiwan. The results of the PLS-SEM confirm that the international faculty’s perspective of government, through their current work satisfaction, impacts overall satisfaction. This study found a mediation effect in the testing model. The design of the study can be extended to other higher education settings to tackle similar issues.
關鍵字 internationalization; international faculty; higher education; job satisfaction; PLS-SEM
語言 en_US
ISSN 2071-1050
期刊性質 國外
通訊作者 Dian-Fu Chang
國別 CHE
出版型式 ,電子版