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ERIC Number: ED434668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Factors Related to Faculty Publishing Productivity.
Hughes, Carol Ann
This paper reports the results of a study that used Confirmatory Factor Analysis techniques to analyze data collected using the "Faculty at Work" (Robert T. Blackburn and Janet H. Lawrence) survey instrument in an effort to untangle effects and confirm the factor composition of theoretical constructs used as the basis for this questionnaire, including socio-demographic variables, self-knowledge, environmental conditions, and social knowledge. This study provides initial findings about the factor structure of the theoretical variable, "social contingencies" (i.e., life events such as domestic strife or death of a family member), and its impact on publishing output. Results of the construction of a new section of the questionnaire concerning the campus information environment and identification of the factors that may comprise that theoretical variable are also reported. Four basic components of a faculty member's information environment were identified to serve as theoretical variables comprising the campus information environment: personal information stores; library information stores and services; information technology and networking; and the faculty member's assessment of the ease of use, personal enjoyment, and utility of information technology. The data confirm and refine many of the latent variables used as the basis for the "Faculty at Work" questionnaire. (Contains 19 endnotes and 5 data tables.) (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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