Correlates of level of knowledge and research capability of the Graduate School faculty

Dr.Aida A.Dapiawen
School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences


Instruction, research, and extension are the pillars included in the higher education of the Philippines. While instruction has been identified as being in the limelight as regards efforts taken to its enhancement and strengthening, not the same is the case with research and extension.The researcher conducted this study to establish what factor or factors related to the inadequate research productivity in universities. This study aimed at looking into the level of research knowledge and level research of the graduate school faculty at the University of Baguio. This research which is descriptive and correlational utilized a test, and a four-point Likert-scaled questionnaire to gather the data. The study involved all 17 graduate school faculty during the first semester of the Academic Year 2016-2017. Results indicated that the graduate school faculty has an “expert” level of knowledge as regards the parts of the research paper, and a “highly capable” level of capability in accomplishing the different research activities. The research, however, noted that the respondents revealed a lower mean along Design and Methodology, particularly those that relate to statistical knowledge and ability. Statistical computations showed that there is no statistically significant difference in the respondents’ level of knowledge, and level of capability whether the study considers their years of teaching experience or not. Correlational analysis showed that though the nature of correlation is moderate or substantial, the test established that the higher the level of knowledge, the higher is the level of capability.

Keywords: Correlates, Knowledge, Research capability, Graduate school faculty

January 15, 2017
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Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XLI, No. 2 July to December 2017