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Examining research productivity of Chinese TEFL academics across departments and institutes

Li, Bai & Hudson, Peter (2010) Examining research productivity of Chinese TEFL academics across departments and institutes. International Journal for Researcher Development, 1(3).

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Abstract

This study aims to benchmark Chinese TEFL academics’ research productivities, as a way to identify and, subsequently, address research productivity issues. This study investigated 182 Chinese TEFL academics’ research outputs and perceptions about research across three Chinese higher education institutions using a literature-based survey. ANOVA, t-tests and descriptive statistics were used to analyse data from and between the three institutions. Findings indicated that more than 70% of the TEFL academics had produced no research in 10 of the 12 research output fields during 2004-2008. The English Language and Literature Department in the national university outperformed all other departments at the three institutes for most of the research output categories. While a majority of the participants seemed to hold positive perceptions about research, t-tests and ANOVA indicated that their research perceptions were significantly different across institutes and departments. Developing TEFL research capacity requires tertiary institutions to provide research-learning opportunities.

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ID Code: 39029
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Chinese TEFL academics, TEFL research, TEFL research learning opportunities, Chinese higher education reform, China, HERN
ISSN: 1759-751X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 International Journal for Researcher Development.
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:11

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