Providing a Model for Research Productivity Evaluation in Iran
Department of Business Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
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ABSTRACT: In present research it tried to identify elements of research productivity and then its influential factors are detected and finally an appropriate model for productivity evaluation of faculty members is formulated and provided. Present study was conducted in two qualitative and quantitative parts. In qualitative part, statistical population of research consisted of all experts and professionals in research jobs and they were sampled in a targeted way. In quantitative part, statistical population consisted of male and female faculty members of District 2 of Islamic Azad University including confirmed official, official, contractual and probationary ones. According to purpose of study and composition of research population, a volume-based random-classified sampling was conducted and sample size was considered as 261 based on Krejcie and Morgan table. Finally in qualitative part of study, researcher used Delphi method to converge opinions of experts and in quantitative part, correlation and advanced multi-variable analyses (exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation model) were used for data analysis. Results from structural equation model using empirical data showed that organizational factors had no direct effects on research productivity while individual factors directly influenced it. On the other hand results obtained based on Friedman non-parametric test for ranking factors showed that among individual factors job satisfaction obtained the highest rank and gender had the least importance. In ranking organizational factors, motivation obtained the first rank and employees and colleagues' attitudes had the least importance. Also results of exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis showed that individual factors can be divided in to three groups: job satisfaction, learning and teaching process and specialized job ability. Also organizational factors divided into six groups: organizational support, organizational culture, organizational purpose, motivational factors, students characteristics and industrial relationship.
[Kamal Ghalandari. Providing a Model for Research Productivity Evaluation in Iran. Life Sci J 2013;10(4s):235-244]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 35
Keywords: Individual Factors, Organizational Factors, Research Productivity. F