DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A RESEARCH CULTURE INDEX IN THE ACADEME

  • Carina Joane Villareal Barroso Bukidnon State University

Abstract

This study reports on the development and validation of an instrument for measuring the research culture of different academic institutions. The Research Culture Index (RCI) is an instrument shows the sum of different dimensions namely research competency, research process and research productivity. There were 535 respondents which included the administrators, researchers, and faculty members from six State Universities and Colleges in Region. The validation was done through Delphi method and underwent reliability test using Cronbach Alpha, yielding high-reliability result of 0.8 for two trials. The study revealed that among the three dimensions of the Research Culture Index, research competency significantly influenced the outcome of RCI in the academe as reflected by its high optimal weight. The three prime universities in Region X namely: Mindanao State of Science and Technology; Bukidnon State University and Central Mindanao University, have high research culture index. Demographic data further shows that age has a significant bearing on dimension 1: research competency of the faculty, while the academic rank of the faculty has a significant bearing on the two dimensions namely, research competency, and research process.  Keywords: Research Culture Index (RCI), Research Competency, Research Process,  Research Productivity

Author Biography

Carina Joane Villareal Barroso, Bukidnon State University
College of Nursing, Assistant Professor 3

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Published
2017-12-29