Motivating the construction academic: a conceptual study

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Abeysekera, Ashoka and Abeysekera, Vasantha. 2012. "Motivating the construction academic: a conceptual study." World Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Construction Industry. Colombo, Sri Lanka 28 - 30 Jun 2012 Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Motivating the construction academic: a conceptual study

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsAbeysekera, Ashoka (Author) and Abeysekera, Vasantha (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings, World Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Constrcution Industry
Number of Pages14
Year2012
Place of PublicationColombo, Sri Lanka
ISBN9789554516021
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://worldconstructionsymposium.com/
Conference/EventWorld Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Construction Industry
Event Details
World Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Construction Industry
Event Date
28 to end of 30 Jun 2012
Event Location
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to understand factors that motivate and demotivate a construction academic based on existing literature. An extensive examination of published literature failed to reveal any studies on motivation or demotivation of construction academics but for a few studies on motivation of academics in general. These studies revealed over 25 intrinsic and extrinsic factors which were differentiated between factors cited in conceptual and empirical studies. A further distinction was made between factors cited in studies focussed directly on motivation of academics, and factors cited in studies investigating a different topic. Factors so identified, provide a broad base for understanding ‘what’ factors affect motivation and demotivation of academics However, these studies have not taken into account discipline specific, job level, and other contextual issues or prioritised factors based on importance. Moreover, ‘how’ these factors could be used for improving organisational performance focussing on different disciplines and roles within these disciplines have not been studied either. Nevertheless, an examination of these factors revealed that most fall within the control of the university management. As such, there is a need for understanding what management styles could be used for increasing motivation and minimising demotivation, and this is an area that needs investigation focussing on construction specific issues vis-à-vis context and job roles.

Keywordsconstruction academic, demotivation, motivation, university management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
330299. Building not elsewhere classified
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Published version © Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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