ERIC Number: ED352895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-1
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Faculty Research Productivity. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Bailey, Theresa G.
This study examined faculty research productivity in terms of four common explanations for variance in productivity and tested a regression model while controlling for factors such as institutional affiliation, rank, and gender. The study used data from the 1989 survey of the professoriate conducted by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. A two-stage, stratified, random sample design was used to select faculty for inclusion in the survey. The final sample consisted of 9,996 faculty from 306 institutions of whom 4,380 returned usable surveys. Results of the analysis of the data indicated that levels of faculty research productivity increased, overall, from Liberal Arts II Colleges through Research I Universities, the rank of instructor through the rank of professor non-tenured to tenured faculty, nonreceipt of internal research support to receipt of support, non-engagement in scholarly work to engagement in such activity, and spending 10 or less hours per week on research/scholarly activities through spending 40 hours per week on such activities. Rank and institutional affiliation were significant predictors while gender was insignificant. An appendix includes 66 tables detailing study findings. (Contains 33 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Colleges, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Models, National Surveys, Nontenured Faculty, Productivity, Publish or Perish Issue, Research Projects, Research Universities, Sex Differences, Tenured Faculty, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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