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ERIC Number: EJ1046883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Motivational Strategies and Utilisation of Internet Resources as Determinants of Research Productivity of Lecturers in Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria
Ajegbomogun, Fredrick Olatunji; Popoola, Sunday Olarenwaju
Education for Information, v30 n3-4 p167-189 2013
This study examined motivational strategies and utilisation of Internet resources as determinants of research productivity of lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria. One thousand, one hundred and thirty two (1,132) copies of the questionnaire were administered on the lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria. Eight hundred and twenty-six (826) copies of the questionnaire were completed, returned and used for this study, which represents (72.9%) response rate. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, mean, Pearson correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. The results of these analyses revealed a significant positive relationship between work motivation and research productivity of lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria (r = 0.80, p < 0.05). There was also a significant positive relationship between utilisation of Internet resources and research productivity of lecturers in universities of agriculture in Nigeria (r = 0.48, p < 0.01). An overwhelming majority of the lecturers use Internet resources frequently and identified inconsistencies in public electric power output as well as inadequate infrastructural support, particularly telecommunication facilities. It is therefore recommended that there is a need for creating an enabling environment in the universities set up in order to develop an intrinsic drive for knowledge creation that will build a positive attitude toward doing research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria