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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(6), 439-449
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-6-2
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Cultivating Research Culture: An Analysis of Contributing Factors, the Institution’s Research Initiatives, and Collaboration among the HEI’s Trifocal Functions

Darwin Don M. Dacles1, Dominga C. Valtoribio2, , Fe Yolanda G. Del Rosario3, Claribel A. Matias4 and Marlon U. Saludarez3

1Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions Center, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

2Graduate School, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

3University Research Center, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

4Center for Natural Sciences, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

Pub. Date: April 21, 2016

Cite this paper:
Darwin Don M. Dacles, Dominga C. Valtoribio, Fe Yolanda G. Del Rosario, Claribel A. Matias and Marlon U. Saludarez. Cultivating Research Culture: An Analysis of Contributing Factors, the Institution’s Research Initiatives, and Collaboration among the HEI’s Trifocal Functions. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(6):439-449. doi: 10.12691/education-4-6-2

Abstract

Factors contributory to the involvement in research and research-related activities among Catholic university professors were determined, along the institutional research initiatives and the national goals on research, and the extensiveness of convergence among the trifocal functions of the institution in cultivating a research culture. The study revealed that the faculty members’ involvement is dependent on the institution’s support in making research an essential part of the organizational culture. The presence of a research unit, financial reward and merit system, expertise, research capability programs and institutional policies were found as major contributory factors, while utilization of research output was considered the weakest.

Keywords:
research culture contributing factors research initiatives collaboration trifocal functions

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