The impact of changes in the work environment on the place-identity of academics: An exploratory study
Journal of Psychology in Africa
University of South Africa, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 392, Unisa 0003, South Africa
The study examined the Impact of changes in the work environment on the construction of place-identity among university academics. Data were collected from five academics at a large distance learning university in South Africa. The Institution was undergoing major structural changes at the time of the study. Unstructured questions were used for the data collection. These data were analysed using content analysis and the results suggested academics construct identities towards their place of work and changes to this place may be perceived as a threat. Copyright © 2007 Journal of Psychology in Africa.