The research preferences and occupational commitment of academic staff


Bakan I., Ersahan B., Buyukbese T., Kefe I.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 Şubat 2012, cilt.47, ss.449-454 identifier

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The aim of this research is to reveal the research preferences of academic staff and to investigate the relationship between occupational commitment and research preferences in academicians. The sample comprises 130 academicians from Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University in Turkey. Reunamo's (2007) general model of agentive perception was used to design research preferences scale. Research preferences comprises four components namely; qualitative, quantitative, theoretic and participative. Occupational commitment measured by Mowday and Steers' organizational commitment questionnaire (OCQ). The five-point Likert scale varying from strongly disagree to strongly agree was offered for the respondents. The SPSS Programme will be used for the analysis of the research data, obtained via questionnaires. The results and recommendations in the paper will be of interest to those involved in the field of research and education. (C) 2012 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
The aim of this research is to reveal the research preferences of academic staff and to investigate the relationship between  occupational commitment and research preferences in academicians. The sample comprises 130 academicians from Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University in Turkey. Reunamo’s (2007) general model of agentive perception was used to design research preferences scale. Research preferences comprises four components namely; qualitative, quantitative, theoretic and participative. Occupational commitment measured by Mowday and Steers’ organizational commitment questionnaire (OCQ). 
The five-point Likert scale varying from strongly disagree to strongly agree was offered for the respondents. The SPSS Programme will be used for the analysis of the research data, obtained via questionnaires. The results and recommendations in the paper will be of interest to those involved in the field of research and education. Keywords: Resesarch preferences, occupational commitment