This study provides an insight into the collegiality of Australian accounting academics and the association of collegiality with their work-related attitudes and academic performance. Data were collected by a survey questionnaire from a random sample of 267 accounting academics within Australian universities. The results suggest a moderate level of collegiality within Australian accounting academics. The subsequent analysis indicates that the level of collegiality was positively associated with the level of employee organisational commitment (EOC) and the propensity to remain, and negatively associated with job-related stress. The findings also show that the level of EOC was positively associated with both teaching and community service performance, while job-related stress and the propensity to remain were both associated with research performance. The findings provide strong support for the literature advocating the merits of collegiality. It is suggested that university management should endeavour to maintain and encourage collegiality within academic departments.
- academic performance
- employee organisational commitment
- job-related stress
- propensity to remain