The Student Psychological Contract as a Predictor of University Brand Evangelism in Tanzanian Higher Education:

Insights from Social Exchange Theory

  • David Amani

Abstract

This study sought to extend empirical and theoretical understanding of university brand evangelism as an outcome of the student psychological contract in the higher education sector. The conceptual model was developed and tested using structural equation modeling on 451 students at two colleges of higher education in Tanzania. The findings indicate that the student psychological contract influences university brand love en route to university brand evangelism. Thus, university operations should be well-defined by a social contract that stipulates the obligations of both students and staff. For students to engage in university brand evangelism, higher education institutions must fulfill their expectations as stipulated in the contract. More specifically, their staff should fulfill their obligations emanating from promises made to students. This calls for specific standard procedures to fulfill expectations and thus optimize university brand evangelism.

Key words: Higher education sector, higher education institutions, university, branding strategies, student psychological contract, university brand evangelism

Published
2022-07-13
How to Cite
Amani , D. (2022). The Student Psychological Contract as a Predictor of University Brand Evangelism in Tanzanian Higher Education: . International Journal of African Higher Education, 9(2), 150-171. https://doi.org/10.6017/ijahe.v9i2.15379