Administrative practice experiences of Technical Universities administrative assistants: Insight from a phenomenological perspective

Ethnoviolence: A Psychosocial Programming Approach
September 30, 2018

Administrative practice experiences of Technical Universities administrative assistants: Insight from a phenomenological perspective

Abstract

Though, previous studies indicated the significance of administrative practice, there is limited phenomenological research that explores involvement of administrative assistants in administrative tasks of senior-member administrators. To fill this gap in the literature, a qualitative phenomenological study into the experiences of eight administrative assistants selected through purposive sampling in eight Ghanaian technical universities was conducted. Participants were purposively chosen. Two research questions guided the study. Semi-structured interview protocol was used. Data were collected for a period of two months. Interpretative analysis was employed. The results were presented through content analysis. The findings of the study revealed that administrative assistants were generally less effectively involved in administrative tasks of senior-member administrators.

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