Determinants of job hopping factors among lecturers in private universities, Malaysia

Palabras clave: Job Hopping, Job Security and Promotion, Self-Development, Work-life Imbalance. Desarrollo Personal, Desequilibrio en la Vida Laboral, Salto de Trabajo, Seguridad y Promoción Laboral.



Job-hopping is becoming a phenomenon over the years as lecturers keep moving from one job to another for better opportunities and self-development. The objective of this research is to study the factors that influence job-hopping in Private University in Malaysia. The anteceding factors are lack of promotion and growth, salary and benefits issues, job insecurities and work-life imbalance. A total of 120 questionnaires were distributed to participants who work in private university, Malaysia. The results reported that salary and benefits issues, job insecurities and work-life imbalance have a significant and positive correlation with job-hopping.



El cambio de trabajo se está convirtiendo en un fenómeno a lo largo de los años a medida que los profesores se mueven de un trabajo a otro. El objetivo del estudio es analizar los factores que promueven el cambio de trabajo como son la falta de promoción y crecimiento, el salario y los problemas de beneficios. Se distribuyeron un total de 120 cuestionarios a los participantes que trabajan en una universidad privada, Malasia. Los resultados informaron que los problemas salariales y de beneficios, las inseguridades laborales y el desequilibrio entre la vida laboral y personal tienen una correlación significativa y positiva con la inestabilidad laboral.

Biografía del autor/a

M SELVANATHAN, National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Mahiswaran Selvanathanis a chairman at National Higher Education Research Institute (Institut Penyelidikan Pendidikan Tinggi Negara), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) (main employee). He is an enthusiastic, hardworking, adaptable and responsible teacher at Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research area is business administration and management.
M.M BUGA, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Mandera Marius Bugareceived Bcs in software engineering at Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Malaysia and master of business administration and management at Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Malaysia. She is a young, enthusiastic, hardworking, adaptable and responsible graduate with the ability to work in both independent and in a collaborative environment. She has sound knowledge of new market trends and technology as she is constantly up to date on emerging technology.

Mahadevan Supramaniam is an SAP Certified Solution Consultant as well as an Oracle Certified expertise. He is currently attached to the School of Computing at Taylor's University College Malaysia. Before joining Taylor's University College, he was an R&D Engineer (Software) in Motorola Malaysia and Xyratex, United Kingdom. Mahadevan has extensive industrial experience and participated in many projects such as Intelligent Bank Management Simulation system, virtual reality simulation systems, Online Web Database Application and Product Management Test Systems. As the foremost exponent in Enterprise Research Planning in Taylor’s, his expertise and research interest lie in the optimization of ERP and database technologies for the banking industry and SMEs.

TH ARUMUGAM, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Dr. Thilageswary Arumugam Received higher education at Centre of Business Digitisation and Innovation, Faculty of Business Management, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation. Her research area is Electronic Business & Management. Her skills and experts are Knowledge-Management, Multivariate-Analysis, Statistical-Analysis, Data-Analysis, Multiple-Regression.

N JAYABALAN, Faculty of Business, Accounting, and Management, SEGi University

Neeta Jayabalan is a full-time lecturer in Segi University Kota Damansara. She holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from the Graduate School of Business University Utara Malaysia. She has over 5 years of industrial experience and 7 years of teaching experience in the area oh Human Resource Management. She has taught courses related to entrepreneurship, management, Human Resource Management for the students doing business studies.


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Cómo citar
SELVANATHAN, M., BUGA, M., SUPRAMANIAM, M., ARUMUGAM, T., & JAYABALAN, N. (2019). Determinants of job hopping factors among lecturers in private universities, Malaysia. Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 24(1), 234-242. Recuperado a partir de