HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 17 no. 1 (2018)

Research Skills and Productivity among Faculty in a State University

Riomar G Obliopas

Discipline: Education



While previous studies have revealed a dearth in research production among Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the country very few have examined specific factors which affect research turnout in the perspective and context of HEI faculty members. This correlational study therefore tried to assess the technical, computational and publication skills of 138 faculty members in Eastern Samar State University and described their relationship to productivity in terms of the number of completed, presented, and published research paper in view of providing inputs to organizational policy making. Data that were obtained through a researcher-made questionnaire and analyzed through appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics revealed that respondents have moderate research skills and low productivity in the past three years. Results have shown that respondents’ academic rank and highest educational attainment are positively linked to research skills but not to productivity and their technical and computational skills have indicated moderate positive relationship to the number of completed and presented research paper while publication skills have shown positive relationship only to number of published paper. By and large, it was found that skills in research are significantly correlated to productivity. These findings imply the need to strengthen research orientation and promote productivity among faculty members in the university through sustainable skillbased trainings and workshops.