|Published online: July 17, 2014||$US5.00|
Research productivity and academic leadership of Nigerian academia has recently come under scrutiny. Thus, this study examined the level of research productivity and academic leadership of faculty members in Nigerian universities based on data from descriptive surveys. The population covered all the academic staff of Nigerian universities. In all, 267 faculty members formed the sample size from three federal universities—namely, the University of Lagos, the University of Ibadan, and the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta—all in the southwest region of Nigeria. Four research questions and four research hypotheses were developed to guide the study. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics-frequency, percentage and inferential statistics, Pearson Product Moment correlation, and t-tests. The result from the findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between research productivity and academic leadership of faculty members in universities in southwest Nigeria. Similarly, the study also revealed a significant difference in research productivity of junior and senior faculty members in Nigerian universities. Also, the study shows a significant difference in research productivity of male and female faculty members in Nigerian universities. Finally, the result also showed a significant association between research collaboration and academic leadership of faculty members. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the environment should be made conducive for faculty members. This could be done by reducing the administrative and teaching workloads of faculty members, exposing them to international conferences and exchange programmes, and providing them with grants to carry out their research.
|Keywords:||Research Productivity, Academic Leadership, Faculty Members|
Lecturer, Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
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