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Investigating relationship among research self-efficacy, research outcome expectation, and research interest of Cambodian faculty: Testing social-cognitive theory. International Journal of Sociology of Education

Author: - June , 2017

Eam, P. (2015). Investigating relationship among research self-efficacy, research outcome expectation, and research interest of Cambodian faculty: Testing social-cognitive theory. International Journal of Sociology of Education, 4(3), 199-224

This study set out to examine to what extent research self-efficacy and research outcome expectation predict research interest of Cambodian faculty. Participants in the study were 453 faculty members from ten major universities in the country. The main analyses were conducted using Hierarchical Multiple Linear Regression. The study detected that three blocks of independent variables (i.e. controlled personal and professional background variables, research self-efficacy, and research outcome expectation) explained about 37% of variances in research interest, with research self-efficacy accounting for the highest percentage of the total explained variances. Yet, the interaction effect of the research self-efficacy and research outcome expectation on research interest was not statistically significant. With terminal degree countries and disciplines as moderators, further moderation analyses indicated that the effect of research self-efficacy and research outcome expectation on research interest did not vary across disciplines and across places where participants obtained their terminal degree. Through these empirical analyses, this article offered some constructive thoughts on the current practices and policies of research culture building in the studied context.

Link: http://hipatiapress.com/hpjournals/index.php/rise/article/view/1752

Researchers

Dr Chea Phal

Research Fellow

Dr Chea Vatana

Research Associate

HENG Sambath

Research Assistant

KEO Borin, MEc

(On study leave)

KHIENG Sothy, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

LENG Phirom, PhD

Research Fellow / Unit Head

TEK Muy Tieng

Research Assistant

YOU Saokeo Khantey

Research Associate