Research productivity and values

Show simple item record Callaghan, CW 2018-07-24T11:35:01Z 2018-07-24T11:35:01Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Callaghan, C. W. (2014). Research productivity and values. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 453-465 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2039-2117
dc.description.abstract According to the predictions of convergence theory, the implementation of best practices derived from the global context has been found to be associated with increased performance for both individuals and organisations. However, the values systems of individuals and within organisations have been found to constrain the adoption of best practices. This research tested Schwartz’s basic human values theory and the specific influence of basic human values upon individual work performance in the form of research productivity. The self-enhancement dimension of hedonism was found to be negatively associated with Thompson Reuters (Institute for Scientific Information) and ProQuest International Bibliography of the Social Sciences accredited journal article publication; Department of Education accredited journal article publication; conference proceedings publication; conference presentations and book chapter publication. Worryingly, openness to change values were not found to be associated with higher levels of research productivity. These results are taken to support Kuhn’s theory of paradigmatic values constraints to knowledge creation and scepticism as to the extent to which scientific research productivity is indeed inherently objective or innovative in nature. Recommendations for research practitioners and for further research are offered. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright © MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research en_ZA
dc.subject Schwartz values theory en_ZA
dc.subject Academic publishing en_ZA
dc.subject Research outputs en_ZA
dc.title Research productivity and values en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume Vol 5 en_ZA
dc.journal.title Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.librarian KIM2018 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n1p453 en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 465 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 1 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 453 en_ZA

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