The Effect of Emotional Exhaustion on Job Involvement among Academic Administrators in Malaysia
Attracting and retaining academic administrators are quite hard in most universities, due to the fact that, having an administrative position is considered as burdensome for most academicians. This study investigated the effect of emotional exhaustion on job involvement among academic administrators in Malaysian universities. A total of 190 academic administrators from both public and private universities in Malaysia participated in this study. Data analysis revealed a moderately high level of emotional exhaustion experienced by the academic administrators and average level of job involvement. In addition to that, this study also found a significant inverse relationship between emotional exhaustion and job involvement. Knowledge gained from this study could contribute to empower university management to better comprehend the impact of emotional exhaustion on the well-being as well as performance of the employees, specifically academic administrators.