Key objective of the study was to assess the research productivity of university teachers
and to analyze the effect of demographic variables (gender, faculty, designation, age and
experience) on their research productivity to ultimately explore the profile of successful researchers. Data
regarding demographic variables and research productivity in last three years were collected from a sample
of 200 faculty members from four public sector universities in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Findings revealed that
university faculty is striving hard to contribute in the field of research.
Furthermore, demographic variables (gender, faculty and designation) affect
their research productivity in favor of male teachers, teachers from physical
sciences and teachers with higher designation. Age and experience are not
associated with many indicators of RP or they are weakly positively
correlated with number of research articles and published books. Educational
implications for faculty members and other stake holders are also discussed.
1-Shamaiela Mehboob Farooqi Lecturer, Department of Education, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Shumaila Shahzad Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Syeda Samina Tahira Assistant Professor, Chairperson, Department of Education, Government College Women University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Research, Research Productivity, University Teachers, Faculty