Conflicts in higher education and perceived quality of education: empirical evidence from Pakistan

Mukhtar, Uzma; Islam, Zohurul; Siengthai, Sununta
October 2011
Research in Higher Education Journal;Oct2011, Vol. 13, p1
Academic Journal
Both public and private universities in Pakistan are playing vital role in developing human resources as per sectoral demand. It is observed that conflict in the public universities occur more frequently than in the past and as a result, has an impact on educational outcomes in terms of qualified potential human resources. This is a study of some selected public universities of Pakistan. This exploratory study has been undertaken to highlight the importance of higher education conflict among students and faculty and to identify its consequences on the organizational outcomes. A structured questionnaire survey was undertaken within the selected public universities in Pakistan, responses were obtained both from the faculty and students. In the sample universities, convenience and random sampling methods were used to obtain data and information. The sample size in this study is 202. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, and regression analysis, using 11.5 versions of SPSS, to test the formulated hypotheses. Based on the findings, it is found that conflict has an effect on the quality of education which is directly related to human resource potential development of the country.


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