ABAC ODI: Vol. 7, Issue. 1 (January - June 2020)
Enhancing teaching effectiveness to foster student academic motivation and student engagement in the EFL classroom through organization development interventions: an action research of Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages in China
The issue of student engagement is crucial in that it is not only conductive to students’ academic development, but also influences their everyday experiences, both socially and physiologically. So far, there is a dearth of empirical research on implementing ODI to effectively foster student engagement in Chinese EFL classroom. Thus, a systematic inquiry through action research is considered necessary and imperative. This current research focused on enhancing teaching effectiveness to foster student academic motivation and engagement in t...
To improve employee career success through organizational development intervention: an action research of AIA Co., Ltd. Changzhou Branch
This study was aimed at the research of the organization development interventions on the employee career competency, emotional intelligence and self-efficacy to improve the employee career success in AIA Changzhou Branch, China. These three variables were regarded as employee career success behaviours and closely related to the development of the focal organization in currentstudy. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were utilized. The research methods were the questionnaire, semi-structured interview and participatory observation....
Improving students’ career decision making through organization development interventions-a course design of career exploration in the international college of Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages
The research aims to improve students’ career decision making in terms of career decision making self-efficacy (CDMSE) through organization development interventions (ODI) based career exploration course. The course content was developed based on the cognitive information processing model, and a five-stage CASVE cycle (communication, analysis, synthesis, valuing, and execution) ODI was applied to assist with students’ career decision making. An application of organization development tools—Appreciative Inquiry, team building, goal setting...
To enhance non-English major students’ English communicative competence by improving students’ English learner autonomy through organization development interventions—an action research at Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages (ZYUFL) in China
The research paper analyzed the impact of organization development interventions (ODIs) on learner autonomy (LA) and communicative competence (CC) of non-English major students in ZYUFL, Zhejiang, China. The main objectives were to determine the differences of students’ learner autonomy and communicative competence between the pre- and post-ODI phases and to investigate the impact of students’ learner autonomy on communicative competence after ODIs. Based on the preliminary diagnosis and pre-ODI results, the researcher conducted purposefu...
An organization development intervention on perceived organization support, supervisor feedback environment, supervisory communication and trust to improve supervisor-subordinate relationships: an action research study in a Dessert Cafe and Restaurant, Phi Phi Island, Thailand
This research investigates the impact of Organization Development Intervention (ODI) on Perceived Organization Support (POS), Supervisor Feedback Environment, Supervisory Communication, and Trust to increase the level of Supervisor- Subordinate Relationships, conducted in a small sized dessert café-restaurant on Phi Phi Island, Krabi province, Thailand. Nine Organization development interventions (ODIs) were implemented over a five month period from January-May, 2019 and conducted with 18 participants, who are the store supervisors and op...