• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Determinants of scientific productivity among Nigerian University academics


In light of the static or declining contribution of scientists from the sub-Saharan Africa, especially Nigeria, to the global production of scientific knowledge, this study collected and analyzed cross-sectional data on the scientific productivity of 77 researchers from the faculty of science in two Nigerian universities. Negative binomial and probit econometric methods were utilized for the analysis. Our findings show that academic ranks, conference attendance, membership in the earliest cohort group were significant factors predicting scientific productivity of scientists in the two universities.
Keywords: Academic productivity, research, University, Nigeria


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