ERIC Number: ED117994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Determinants of Faculty Publication Productivity at Four-Year Colleges.
Hall, David E.; Blackburn, Robert T.
This study identified determinants of publication productivity of Ph.D. faculty in arts and science departments at undergraduate colleges. Separate analyses were also conducted of faculty publishing at public, nondenominational, Protestant, and Catholic institutions. The sample consisted of 1,216 faculty selected from the respondents in the American Council on Education-Carnegie Commission on Higher Education 1969 national survey. Contingency coefficients on 48 variables were reduced to the 10 strongest predictors for regression analysis. Habit of professional writing is the single best predictor of total productivity, even when years in higher education, rank, and other correlates are held constant. The study also interprets productivity correlates so as to assist undergraduate colleges in their concerns for faculty development. The data suggest that both dimensions of professional growth--teaching and research/publishing--be available and encouraged by four-year colleges. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Table I may not reproduce clearly because of quality of original document; Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)