ERIC Number: ED290375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Employment Status and Gender in Research Productivity.
Pettibone, Timothy J.; And Others
A study was conducted of faculty research productivity to examine differences in productivity based on gender and on employment status (tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track). The research productivity of 63 full-time faculty members in the college of education at a public university were assessed, with productivity defined in terms of the number of papers presented at professional meetings, number of articles published in refereed journals, number of proposals submitted to external funding agencies, number of proposals funded, and total dollar value of grants and contracts awarded. Data were derived from university records for the 1986 fiscal year. Contract status and gender differences in research productivity measures were found to be not significantly different, and no interaction effects were observed. It is noted that gender differences were absent in spite of rank, salary, and experience differences, all in favor of the males. It is also noted that these results show non-tenure-track faculty to be performing much like their tenured and tenure-track colleagues. Three tables present the results of the statistical analysis. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Mobile, AL, November 11-13, 1987).