Research Output and Pattern of Publication among Faculty in Nigerian Private Universities: Babcock University Experience

Okpe, I. John, Simisaye, A. O., Otuza, C. Evans


The paper investigates the patterns of research output publications of faculty of Babcock University, Nigeria. Survey design was adopted; the population for the study consists of 154 faculty of Babcock University. Data for the study was collected using questionnaire titled Patterns of Research Output and Publications among Faculty in Private Universities (ROPAFPU).  Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequency counts and simple percentage while the hypotheses were tested using Product Moment Correlation and chi- square. The result of the hypotheses showed that there is significant relationship between the status of faculty and pattern of research output publication, there is also significant relationship between the qualification and pattern of research output publication of the faculty and there is also significance difference in pattern of publications based on gender. Recommendations made for the improvement of research output publication of the faculty  include mentoring, collaboration with foreign colleagues in research and publication; male lecturers should endeavor to publish more journal publications and female faculty be encouraged to increase their seminar presentation as well as text books publishing.

Key Words: Research output, Babcock University Faculty research output, Research and national development, Babcock University Faculty Publication pattern.

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