ERIC Number: EJ746395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Research Behaviour and Career Incentives: The Case of Taiwan
Tien, Flora F.
International Journal of Educational Development, v27 n1 p4-17 Jan 2007
This paper aims at exploring how faculty research behaviour changes before, during, and after promotion. Testing research hypotheses generated from behavioral reinforcement theory and an alternative claim on the learning effect of familiarity with publishing norms, the study collects career history data and longitudinal records on faculty research performance to fill literature gaps. The main findings include: (1) behavioral reinforcement theory receives support; (2) among different field groups, the research behaviour change curve of the natural sciences and engineering faculty best fits the theory; (3) different levels of anticipated promotion rewards have different effects for motivating subjects to publish.
Descriptors: Incentives, Reinforcement, Behavior Change, Foreign Countries, Motivation, Hypothesis Testing, Behavior Theories, Research, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Faculty Publishing, Job Performance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan