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American Journal of Educational Research. 2021, 9(1), 20-30
DOI: 10.12691/education-9-1-3
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Influence of Ethnicity and Geographical Location on Research Productivity in Mindanao State University System, Philippines

Casan Macawaris Mala1, and Oliva P. Canencia2

1University of Science and Technology in Southern Philippines, Cagayan de oro City, Philippines

2University Research Professor, and Director of Research, University of Science in Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Pub. Date: January 19, 2021

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Casan Macawaris Mala and Oliva P. Canencia. Influence of Ethnicity and Geographical Location on Research Productivity in Mindanao State University System, Philippines. American Journal of Educational Research. 2021; 9(1):20-30. doi: 10.12691/education-9-1-3


This study determine the significant relationship of research productivity (publishing research papers, articles, and books at reputable refereed journals like ISI, Scopus, Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics, Elsevier, American Journal of Research, and other foreign accredited journals) of faculty members in Mindanao State University System and respondent’s’ ethnicity and geographical location of Campus or University during the year 2013-2017. The survey questionnaire was used to collect information from the 370 faculty members drawn from the eleven Campuses of Mindanao State University System. Two hypotheses were tested at a 0.50 level of significance. The data collected was analysed by use of Scientific Package for Social Statistics (SPSS). Results of the hypothesis testing revealed that research productivity of faculty member during the year 2013-2017 are very low. It also revealed from the findings of the study that geographical location of the Campus or University has no significant relationship on publishing research papers, articles, and books ISI, Scopus, Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics, Elsevier, American Journal of Research, Local, and other foreign journals. These results provide useful information for policymakers of the University System in designing academic planning and development programs for the new career faculty member to teach in the University as well as provide insight on the negative influence on the access to research funding and research information from data based research centers.

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