Academic Staff

Name of Staff: Dr. Norizan Baba Rahim
Designation:  Lecturer
Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) USM, Master of Business Administration (MBA) USM, Bachelor of Management with Honours (Banking Management) UUM

Professional Body Memberships:

Society of Human Resource Management since 2014 (Committee Member)


Dr. Norizan Baba Rahim joined WOU as lecturer at School of Business and Administration (SBA) in July 2016 after completed her PhD in the area of Human Resource Management from USM. She has six years of working experience in private college prior embarking to her full-time PhD studies. Throughout her PhD candidature, she was actively involved in several research projects as Research Officer (RO) at School of Management, USM. In terms of publication, she has published several papers from her PhD thesis including four papers in Scopus indexed journal such as Asian Academy of Management (AAMJ), International Journal of Economics and Management (IJEM), Global Business Review (GBR) and Jurnal Pengurusan.

Research Interest:   

Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviours, Psychology

Research Grant

WOU/IRI/2017(0025) Service Quality as Antecedent of Student Engagement: Towards Understanding Student Attribute Outcomes (Project Leader) - RM16, 044 (02nd January 2018 - on going)

WOU/IRI/2016(0021) Stakeholder's Expectation on Employee Well-Being: A Case Study of Open Distance Learning (ODL) University (Project Leader) - RM30, 000 (01st November 2016 - 31st October 2017)

Selected Conferences:

Work-Life Balance and Individual Well-Being: The Moderating Effect of Organisational Climate
Norizan Baba Rahim, Intan Osman & Prakash V. Arumugam
International Conference on Human Capital and Knowledge Management (ICHCKM 2017)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  (10th October 2017)

Do Supervisor and Family Support Moderate the Relationship between Work-Life Balance and Individual Well-Being? Evidence from Open Distance Learning (ODL) University
Norizan Baba Rahim, Intan Osman & Prakash V. Arumugam
SIBR 2017 Osaka Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research: Advancing Knowledge from Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Osaka, Japan.  (6th - 7th July 2017)

Selected Publications:   

1.    Leveraging the Psychological Well-Being among Malaysian Engineers: The Role of Protean Career Orientation and Career Strategy Implementation.  Published in Jurnal Pengurusan (SCOPUS) Vol. 49 (2017)

2.   The Influence Of Proactive Career Behaviours On Psychological Well-Among Malaysian Engineers. Journal Global Business Review (GBR) (SCOPUS), Published in GBR 17(3S) 30S - 44S @ 2016

3.   Embracing Psychological Well-Being Among Professional Engineers In Malaysia: The Role Of Protean Career Orientation And Career Exploration. International Journal of Economics and Management (IJEM) (SCOPUS), Published in IJEM 9 (S): 45-66 (2015)

4.   Career Satisfaction And Psychological Well-Being Among Professional Engineers In Malaysia: The Effect Of Career Goal Development. Asian Academy of Management (AAMJ) (SCOPUS) accepted for ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), Published in AAMJ Vol. 20, No. 2, 127-146, 2015

5.   Protean Career Orientation and Career Goal Development: Do They Predict Engineer’s Psychological Well-Being? Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Published in 172 (2015), 270-277

6.   Does Protean Career Orientation Effect The Individual Well-Being? A Study Among Malaysian Engineers. Journal of Human Resource Management (JHRM), Published in Volume XVIII, 1/2015

7.   Assessing The Level Of Individual Well-Being Among Engineers: Career Goal Development As A Predictor. International Journal of Business and Technopreneurship (IJBT), Published in Volume 4, No.3, Oct 2014 (337-355)

Official Correspondence Address:

School of Business and Administration
Wawasan Open University
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,
10050 Georgetown,

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