Individual Factors that Affect the Training Participation of Academic Staff at Malaysia’s Public Universities: View of Administrative Officers


  • Ikram Syah Mokhtar
  • Nor Hazana Abdullah


This study is aimed at exploring the individual factors affecting academic staff in the training program based on the views of the officer that manages the training at Malaysia’s Public Universities. The exploration data for this study was obtained using a qualitative method where a total of seven officers in charge of the training department from seven public universities were interviewed. The data were analyzed to help of NVivo version 10 software to build code and themes for studying the issues. This study found total five individual factors influenced training participation for academic staff. These factors were revealed as attitude, awareness of staff, personal limitations, promotion, and internal conflict management. The findings give significant impacts to increase the understanding of involvement in training programs. This study potentially benefits for the administrator to achieve training objectives in Malaysia’s Public Universities. In addition, this finding also provides an outlook for organizations to fulfil training objectives based on academic staff needs.