Examining research productivity of faculty in selected leading public universities in Kenya Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019 Elsevier Ltd The purpose of this study was to examine research productivity of faculty at two leading Kenyan public universities. The analysis showed that the research productivity of faculty varied by gender, institution, terminal degree, rank, discipline, and years of work experience. Individual characteristics (gender, rank, terminal degree, and experience) and institutional characteristics (number of undergraduate students enrolled, percentage of Ph.D. students enrolled, and funding allocated for research function) are significantly associated with faculty research productivity. Faculty's experience was not a determinant factor of their research productivity. More experienced faculty were less productive. The study has significant implications to shift from performance contracts and self-reported instruments currently used in Kenyan public universities and enhance research productivity of faculty, in their pursuit of the stated institutional vision, mission and goals.

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altmetric score

  • 15

author list (cited authors)

  • Nafukho, F. M., Wekullo, C. S., & Muyia, M. H.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Nafukho, Fredrick Muyia||Wekullo, Caroline S||Muyia, Machuma Helen

publication date

  • January 2019