Determinants of Employee’s Research Productivity in Non-Academic Organizations and Building and Validating a Self-Assessment Tool

Nabeel Al Amiri, Khaled Al Qawasmeh


Research is a systematic approach to answering evolving inquiries and creating new knowledge critical for organizational development, competitiveness, and innovation. This study aimed to identify the determinants that affect employee individual research productivity. And to create a reliable and valid measurement tool to assist organizations in identifying employees who are ready to produce research. The authors conducted a comprehensive literature review about the topic, illustrated the relationship between the relevant variables in a model, and tested the tool quantitatively on a sample of 161 nurses at a tertiary hospital in the UAE. The analysis revealed that integration of self-efficacy and self-determination plays a critical role in individual research productivity in non-academic organizations. The study also came up with a reliable and valid tool.

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