ABAC ODI: Vol. 9, No. 1 (October 2021-March 2022)

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    The impact of organizational learning and organizational innovation on organizational performance: a case of an internet service provider in Myanmar
    (Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2021) Toe, Thein Than ; Somchai Tantasanee
    This independent research has three main objectives: (1) to examine the factors impacting organizational performance, (2) to examine the impact of organizational learning on organizational innovation, (3) to help management to encourage and support organizational learning and oganizational innovation among employees. The researcher used quantitative questionnaires distributed to 141 people and interviewed 13 people. The researcher employed Simple Linear Regression and Multiple Linear Regression to analyze data from the questionnaire and contents analysis for the interviews. The quantitative findings indicated that organizational innovation has more impact on organizational performance than organizational learning. Moreover, the researcher found that organizational learning impacts organizational innovation while the qualitative findings implied that the organization should promote organizational learning and innovation to improve organizational performance. Based on the findings, it is recommended that (1) the organization should establish better and proper reward policies for new ideas and innovations proposed by employees and (2) it should provide more well-designed wellness programs to retain employees and create multiple recruiting strategies to attract talents and (3) the organization should encourage employees to improve their professional competencies actively.
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    Development of e-readiness scale in blended learning in filmmaking program for a private university in Bangladesh–initial stage
    (Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2021) Hossain, Mohammad Shazzad ; Chompu Nuangjamnong
    Although the Government of Bangladesh is pressuring all educational institutions to go online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the higher educational institutes are finding it difficult to adjust to the new situation. While they have begun discussing the importance of online and blended learning, they are still waiting to return to face-to-face class once the pandemic is over. This is because they are still unprepared to embrace e-learning. This study aims to develop a unified scale to assess the higher education institute's e-readiness in Bangladesh to identify their strengths and weaknesses and formulate a plan for creating an e-learning environment. The findings of this study are based on a quantitative survey, and the study was completed using a sample size of 410 contributors 345 (84.1%) students, 34 (8.3%) teachers, and 31 (7.6%) administrators from the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh, a private university in Dhaka. Three separate assessment instruments were developed for the key stakeholdes: students, teachers, and administrators. A systematic approach was used to create the institutional e-readiness scale with acceptable validity and reliability. The Scale-level Content Validity Index of the Averaging calculation method (S-CVI/Ave) value was 0.996, and the instruments' reliability coefficient Cronbach's Alpha was 0.949 (students), 0.935 (teachers), and 0.837 (administrators). The alpha values suggest the compiled instruments are good to excellent. This study indicates that the institutional e-readiness scale could assess the e-readiness of other universities in Bangladesh.
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    Enhancing supportive leadership, affective organizational commitment, and work engagement: a participatory action research approach
    (Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2021) Tin, Thida ; Papitchaya Wisankosol
    This participatory action research aims to enhance work engagement and affective commitment by designing and delivering the necessary organizational development interventions (ODIs) at the focal company, the Gold Power Company Limited (GPCL). The researcher employed action research method to answer three objectives, comprising 1) Diagnosing the current situations of supportive leadership, affective organizational commitment, and work engagement at Gold Power Company, 2) Designing and experimenting with the ODIs of supportive leadership, affective organizational commitment, and work engagement, and 3) Measuring the effects of ODIs on supportive leadership, affective organizational commitment, and work engagement. The research site is at Gold Power Company, Myanmar, involving the managers (n=50) who are full-time employees. This study employs quantitative survey research method with the use of structured questionnaire with 5-point Likert scale as research instruments, where the instruments are validated and tested with Cronbach Alpha Co-Efficient. The results indicate that the ODIs have improved supportive leadership (P=0.000), Affective organizational commitment (P=0.000), and work engagement (P=0.000). The recommendations include 1) providing more leadership training to enhance supportive leadership and people-oriented leadership behaviors, 2) encouraging middle managers to use more of supportive leadership behaviors, 3) suggesting HR department at GPCL to inspect affective organizational commitment and work engagement level routinely, and to include leader’s supportive behaviors as KPIs in performance appraisal.
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    Improving students’ English proficiency by enhancing the motivation through organization development intervention-an action research study of a local university in China
    (Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2021) Xue, Jianjun ; Watana Vinitwatanakhun
    The research aims to enhance students’ English learning motivation so as to improve their English proficiency by applying the Socio-educational Model under OD interventions. The study focuses on three dimensions of motivation, namely, attitudes to learn the language (ALL), desire to learn the language (DLL), and motivational intensity (MI). The action research was conducted in the experiment group (N=53) through three stages: pre-ODI, ODI and post-ODI. The OD interventions in the study included team meetings, appreciative inquiry workshops, CLT class, and extra-class activity. By implementing the OD interventions, data were collected both from experiment group (N=53) and control group (N=53) based on Attitude /Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) questionnaires and English proficiency test to determine the significant relationship between OD interventions and students’ language learning motivation, as well as the relationship between language learning motivation and English proficiency. The results show that OD intervention effectively enhances students’ language learning motivation and language learning motivation has significant impacts on students’ language proficiency.
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    Factors influencing the use of ubiquitous learning in higher education in Sichuan, China in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic
    (Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2021) Huang, Meizi
    This research aims to investigate factors for adoption of ubiquitous learning (u-learning) in higher education in China in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Literature and theoretical models for adoption of ubiquitous learning were examined to find the key factors that would influence ubiquitous learning adoption which include performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions, intention to use and actual use. The research uses a quantitative, survey-based research design, employing online data collection. The study applied multistage sampling. First, a non-probability sampling method, judgmental sampling was used to draw a population of Chinese higher education students in Sichuan, China at three institutions: – Sichuan Normal University Fine Arts College, Sichuan University of Arts and Sciences Academy of Art and Design, and Dazhou Vocational and Technical College Art Department. Second, stratified random sampling was applied to calculate the number of students to represent each program. Lastly, a sample size of 420 was determined based on the ratio of the number of students in each institution to the total number of populations, were selected through convenience sampling. For analysis of data, Confirmation Factor Analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) were utilized. The analysis showed that intention to use has the strongest effect on actual system use. Furthermore, effort expectancy, facilitating conditions, and social influence except performance expectancy were found to positively affect the intention to use u-learning. Hence, policymakers, universities executives, and educators are recommended to consider these factors to ensure technology adoption success.