Research Project

Masters thesis project: current

Mixed method research: Conversations with Unitec academics about the impact of constant change to their wellbeing

We are currently doing field work and will present findings asap

Interesting articles that inform this project:

Bridges, W. (n.d.). Bridge’s Transition Model. Retrieved from William Bridges Associates:

Cobb, B. (n.d.). Understanding the impacts of change. Retrieved from isixsigma:

Cooke, D. (2015-2017). Blind Faith: Deconstructing Unitec. Quality Public Education Coalition. Tertiary Education Union. Retrieved from

Edward, S., Coffield, F., Steer, R., & Gregson, M. (2007, June). Endless change in the learning and skills sector: the impact on teaching staff. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 59(2), 155-173. doi:10.1080/13636820701342483

Gaskell, C., & Dickinson, K. (2011, November 16). Engaging Change. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 16, 90-97. doi:10.1080/13603108.2011.623726

Gibbs, M. (2017, March). How is new technology changing job design? I Z A World of Labour, 1-10. doi:10.15185/izawol.344

Gonida, E. N., & Lemos, M. S. (2019). Motivation in Education at a Time of Global Change: Theory, Research, and Implications for Practice. (E. N. Lemos, Ed.) Advances in Motivation and Achievement, 20, 294. doi:

Grey, S., Kenkel, D., Cooke, D., & Loo, W. (2018, November). Derailing transformative education. NZARE Conference. Manukau, Auckland. Retrieved from

Haigh, M. (2014). From Internationalsiation to Education for Global Citizenship: a Multi-Layered History. Higher Education Quarterly, 6-27.

Harvard Business Review. (2014, January-February). What VUCA really means for you. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

Kinman, G., & Wray, S. (2019, May 3). Wellbeing in academic employees – a benchmarking approach. (P. R. Pignata, Ed.) Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-being in the Public Sector, 1-25. Retrieved from

Leybourne, S. A. (2016). Emotionally sustainable change: two frameworks to assist with transition. Strategic Change Management, 7.

Locke, P., & Maton, K. (2019). Serving two masters: how vocational educators experience marketisation reforms. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 71(1), 1-20. doi:

Schwab, K. (2016, January 14). The fourth industrial revolution : what it means and how we respond. Retrieved from World Economic Forum:

Vansteenkiste, M., Aelterman, N., & Ha, L. (2019). Seeking Stability in Stormy Educational Times: A Need-based Perspective on (De)motivating Teaching Grounded in Self-determination Theory. Motivation in Education at a Time of Global Change , 20, 53-80. Retrieved from

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