Research Productivity and Salaries of Academic Home Economists
AbstractThe data for this study (N = 64) were collected by means of a questionnaire mailed to graduates who have earned doctoral degrees in specializations within home economics in 15 universities in the years 1970 through 1975. The first objective of this research was to examine the effect of the following variables on research productivity (measured by the total number of refereed publications): percent of time devoted to research; years of professional experience; the squared term of experience to account for diminishing returns; quality of graduate training; and a composite index measuring resources available for support of research. The standardized partial regression coefficients indicated that only the percent of time devoted to research exerted an important independent effect upon research productivity. The second objective was to determine the relationship between research productivity and salaries, controlling for other independent variables. The results revealed that there was no significant relationship between the two vari ables.