EFFECT OF ACADEMIC STAFF QUALIFICATION ON RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY IN KENYAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES; EVIDENCE FROM MOI UNIVERSITY

Ruth Kendagor, Chepkorir
2018 International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management United Kingdom   unpublished
The purpose of the paper was to assess effect academic staff qualification on research output in Moi University. The study used a descriptive survey design to collect the pertinent data. The target population consisted of all the 1424 academic staff of Moi University. The study randomly selected 242 academic staff using academic. Data was collected using structured questionnaires. Data analyzed using Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (Multiple Regression). Finding indicated that
more » ... the staff qualifications positively influenced research output the most. The study concluded that the staff qualifications to staff could predict significantly the research output by the university staff. The study therefore recommended that universities and the government must improve the hire qualified staff in order to improve research output in the universities; further, it also recommends that more studies should be conducted to identify other ways of dissemination research output other than publications and other measures of research productivity such as optimization of funding, as well as comparative studies which will give more comprehensive results to guide further improvement.
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