Impact of Digital Transformation on Academicians’ Wellbeing: A Study with the Moderating Role of Public and Private Universities


  • Dr. Sourabh Sharma International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar
  • Dr. Megha Sharma NIIS Group of Institutions, Bhubaneswar



Digital Transformation, Academicians Wellbeing, Public University, Private University, PLS-SEM


This research is identifying and comparing the impact of digital transformation on academicians’ wellbeing in public and private universities. The significant difference among academician’s wellbeing of public and private universities in India has been analyzed. To initiate the research, one exogenous construct namely ‘virtual transformation in higher education’ and two endogenous constructs called ‘workplace wellbeing’ and ‘psychological wellbeing’ of academicians have been identified. The data has collected from 395 respondents segregated into academicians from 213 public and 182 private institutions/universities. Research hypotheses are developed to find the significant difference among academicians of public and private universities with regards to impact of virtual transformation on their wellbeing. Multigroup Analysis (MGA) technique of PLS-SEM has been used to investigate the result. It has been revealed that although the overall association is negative between virtual transformation and academicians’ wellbeing, but this negative association also have a significant difference when compared among public and private universities in India.


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