Impact of Demographic Factors on Academic Performance of Management Teachers
Purpose - The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of demographic factors of management teachers on their academic performance with special reference to Dr. A P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow (India).
Design/methodology/approach – In this research, respondents were selected from various management institutions affiliated to Dr. A P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow (India). A questionnaire was distributed to 300 teachers and data collected for analysis. Around 20 questionnaires were rejected due to incomplete information and analysis was performed on 280 respondents. Kruskal –Wallis test and Regression analysis were used to analyze the data and draw conclusions.
Findings - The findings suggest that the demographic factors of management teachers affect their academic performance significantly. Among four demographic factors selected for study, UGC NET qualification of teachers has no effect on the academic performance of teachers. Other three factors highest professional qualification, designation and academic experience of teachers affect their academic performance significantly.
Research limitations/implications - Limitations of this research work includes: (1) It is assumed that the work environment in the University is same everywhere but there is possibility of micro cultural dissimilarities in the same macro culture, (2) Dependence on self-reported questionnaire data.
Practical implications - The results support the view that demographic factors of teachers are important indicator of their academic performance. Despite the importance of demography among teachers, there is little empirical research on this relationship.
Social implications- The findings will contribute towards improvement in quality education which in turn help in overall development of individuals and education world.
Originality/Value - The insights of this research paper will be of value to teachers and institutions engaged in education sector. Specifically, the results will contribute in understanding the relationships between demographic factors and academic performance of teachers which can be utilized for various purposes in academic world.