Issues in Malaysian Higher Education: A Quantitative Representation of the Top Five Priorities, Values, Challenges, and Solutions From the Viewpoints of Academic Leaders

Ghasemy, Majid and Hussin, Sufean and Megat Daud, Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin and Md Nor, Mariani and Ghavifekr, Simin and Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu (2018) Issues in Malaysian Higher Education: A Quantitative Representation of the Top Five Priorities, Values, Challenges, and Solutions From the Viewpoints of Academic Leaders. SAGE Open, 8 (1). p. 215824401875583. ISSN 2158-2440

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018755839

Abstract

This qualitative inquiry aims at identifying the main issues in Malaysian higher education (HE) system and its sectors from the perspectives of Malaysian academic leaders. For this purpose, four open-ended questions were distributed among 2,786 academic leaders in 25 universities. More than 235 completed questionnaires were collected, containing nearly 4,500 records of priorities, values, challenges, and solutions. Through a quantitative content analysis approach, the records were categorized using the software package ATLAS.ti 7. This resulted to the emergence of 112 categories. Using SPSS 23, the top five categories with maximum frequencies of records were focused for further evaluation. The comparison of the issues in Malaysian HE and its sectors revealed that some of issues were common in all the sectors. In addition, the examination of these categories of data did result to the classification of them into five major categories namely Academic Core Activities, Change and Leadership, Management, Relationships, and Work Values.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic leadership; challenges and solutions; Malaysia; priorities and values; public and private higher education institutions
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 02:39
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 02:39
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22041

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