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Attitudes of Academic Administrators and Faculty Members toward Research, Teaching, and Rewards at Three Gulf Arab Universities  / Mulaihan M. Athubaity

The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of academic administraters arid faculty members toward research, teaching, and rewards at King Saud University, King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals, and Kuwait University . A questionnaire was designed and distributed to the study sample which consisted of 30 college deans, 148 department chairmen, and 771 faculty members . The major findings of the study were : I -There was a un aimous agreement by the study sample concerning the significance of teaching and research at the three universities . 2 -Teaching and research were considered as complementary roles . 3 -Research is praised and rewarded more than teaching at the three universities . 4 -Promotion is the most important factor that motivates faculty members to engage in research and publication 5 -There were no significant differences between the attitudes of academic administrators and faculty members with regard to research, teaching and rewards . 6 -There were significant differences between the attitudes of professors, associate professors, and assistant professors with regard to research in favor of professors and associate professors . 7 -There were no significant differences between the attitudes of the respondents from the three universities with regard to research and rewards, while there were significant differences in their attitudes towards teaching in favor of the respondents from Kuwait universities

Last updated on : January 12, 2023 3:04am