Student alienation and perceived organisational culture: A correlational study

PRAKASHA GS, Rajvi Trivedi

Abstract


It is generally expected that the students are supposed to gain an engaging and enriching experience throughout their journey of Higher Education. The Educational Institutions have to take up the responsibility to ensure that students are engaged meaningfully and are in a state of well-being. However, in the present scenario, Students at colleges and Universities have started to feel alienated from the campus life. Research shows that Alienation levels are rising among the youth. Factors like stress, coping mechanism, restrictive parental behaviour, peer pressure, academic performance, and organisational culture. This study attempts to understand the relationship between student alienation and Organisational Culture in an Educational Institution. The study employed a descriptive correlational design and collected data from 600 under graduate students studying in a University. The study used student alienation scale and organisational culture assessment instrument to collect the survey data. Study revealed that there is a negative correlation between student alienation and organisational culture. 30% variation in student alienation is explained by different types of organisational culture. Clan culture reduces student alienation than hierarchy culture. The researchers urge for more research to identify ideal organisational cultures that can promote student engagement and student well-being.

Keywords


Student alienation, Organizational culture, Administration, Clan culture, Campus life

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