The Role of Self-efficacy on Job Involvement of Academicians in Higher Education Institutions

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Maryam Hanzala Tariq, Dr. P. Dolly Diana


Research Objective: This research paper aims to study the effect of self-efficacy of academicians in higher education institutions on their job involvement. The research also evaluates the impact of work experience on self-efficacy and job involvement of academicians.

Research Design: Thejob involvement scale (10-items), adapted from Kanungo (1982), and the general self-efficacy scale (10-items), adapted from Schwarzer and Jerusalem (1995) was used for data collection. The sample was chosen by simple random sampling method and duly filled responses were received from 184 respondents.

Findings:There is significant positive correlation between the self-efficacy beliefs and job involvement. Higher the self-efficacy beliefs of academicians’, higher was their job involvement. The amount of work experience had no major effect on the job involvement of the academicians, although it had a positive influence on their self-efficacy beliefs.

Implications: It is crucial for the institute management and administration to contribute to amend and strengthen self-efficacy beliefs of the academicians, as it would help them develop a positive attitude towards work.

Limitations:The study was limited to the education environment, specifically to academicians in higher education institutions in South Mumbai region. Due to paucity of time, sample size was limited to 200, out if which 184 duly filled responses were used for the analysis.


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