Impact of Role (Ambiguity and Conflict) on Teaching Assistants’ Satisfaction and Intention to Leave: Pakistani HEIs

Goher Fatima, Wali ur Rehman


Research assistants play very important role in producing research outputs and in supporting the research in
HEIs. The focus of this study, initially, was to enlist the roles assigned to these teaching assistants in various
setups (HEIs in this case). However, the impact of role ambiguity and role conflict on satisfaction and their
intention to leave was also ascertained. Data was collected from 120 teaching assistants, engaged in various
universities in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The results found that the satisfaction and intention to leave are
negatively and positively affected, respectively by these role variables. The universities are recommended to
encourage the research assistants by facilitating both in term of monetary and job related factors.

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