Perceptions of Justice and Its Impact on Work Motivation among Lecturers at Universities in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Thang Van Nguyen
Endale Tadesse
Wang Muhua

Abstract

Purpose: The study had the fundamental purpose of investigating perceptions of justice and its impact on work motivation among university lectures in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Methodology/Approach/Design: A quantitative research approach was employed with survey questionnaire as a data collection tool. To achieve the study objective, 416 lecturers who work at public and non-public universities in Hanoi were included in this study. The correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were applied to measure the relationship between the lecturers' perceptions of justice and their work motivation.


Results: Findings indicated that perceptions of justice in payment, recognition, opportunities for promotion, the attitudes, and treatments of leaders had a significant and positive correlation with lecturers' work motivation. The study also showed that Vietnamese lecturers are more concerned with non-monetary than monetary compensation, such as promotions, training, and professional development opportunities.


Practical Implications: This study presents implications for Vietnam’s higher education authorities. The results might be of interest for any project aiming at motivating faculty and improving their working conditions.


Originality/Value: The originality of the study is in the exploration of perception of justice and its effect of lecturers’ motivation. It is recognized that providing a justice/fairness based environment will ensure that schools can motivate their lecturers.

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Van Nguyen, T., Tadesse, E., & Muhua, W. . (2021). Perceptions of Justice and Its Impact on Work Motivation among Lecturers at Universities in Hanoi, Vietnam. Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, 2(1), 143-159. https://doi.org/10.47631/mejress.v2i1.127
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