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Examining research productivity of faculty in selected leading public universities in Kenya
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International Journal of Educational Development Volume 66, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine research productivity of faculty at two leading Kenyan public universities. The analysis showed that the research productivity of faculty varied by gender, institution, terminal degree, rank, discipline, and years of work experience. Individual characteristics (gender, rank, terminal degree, and experience) and institutional characteristics (number of undergraduate students enrolled, percentage of Ph.D. students enrolled, and funding allocated for research function) are significantly associated with faculty research productivity. Faculty’s experience was not a determinant factor of their research productivity. More experienced faculty were less productive. The study has significant implications to shift from performance contracts and self-reported instruments currently used in Kenyan public universities and enhance research productivity of faculty, in their pursuit of the stated institutional vision, mission and goals.

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Nafukho, F.M., Wekullo, C.S. & Muyia, M.H. (2019). Examining research productivity of faculty in selected leading public universities in Kenya. International Journal of Educational Development, 66(1), 44-51. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.01.005

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