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ERIC Number: EJ937103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Study of Factors Influencing Research Productivity of Agriculture Faculty Members in Iran
Hedjazi, Yousef; Behravan, Jaleh
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v62 n5 p635-647 Nov 2011
The purpose of this research is to analyze the relationship between individual, institutional and demographic characteristics on one hand and the research productivity of agriculture faculty members on the other. The statistical population of the research comprises 280 academic staff in agricultural faculties all over Tehran Province. The data regarding research productivity and demographic characteristics were extracted from the faculty members' profiles. Questionnaires were utilized to collect information concerning individual and institutional variables. The reliably of the questionnaire was calculated to be between 0.74 and 0.97 using the Cronbach's Alpha. The regression analysis revealed that from among demographic characteristics two variables, namely, academic rank and age (R[superscript 2][subscript AD] = 0.265), among individual characteristics, three variables, namely, working habits, creativity as well as autonomy and commitment (R[superscript 2][subscript AD] = 0.097), and among institutional characteristics four variables namely, network of communication with colleagues, resources of facilities, corporate management and clear research objectives (R[superscript 2][subscript AD] = 0.151) were significant predictors for agricultural faculty members' research productivity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran