Research Attitude Among Afghan University Teachers: the Role of Social Support
Abdul Baseer Safi1, Dinesh Kumar2

1Abdul Baseer Safi, Lecturer, Department of English, Laghman University, Afghanistan.
2Dinesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Education, LPU, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 11 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1757-1764 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F13140476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Much researches has been carried out looking into the role of social support on different variables in educational settings. However, no research has been done to explore the role of social support in research attitude among university teachers. In this research the investigator considered the role of social support in developing research attitude among university teachers. A research attitude is an inclination towards research activities. The social support comprised of the support given by the government in the form of policies as well as given by institution. In addition to, the study explored the level of research attitude and social support with respect to Afghan university teachers. A descriptive survey method was used to conduct a study. Two factors i.e. gender and type of university are considered among demographic factors of university teachers. For the result, we can see that Afghan university male teachers are having extremely favorable attitude toward research as compared to Afghan university female teachers. The government university teachers have high research attitude as compared to private universities Furthermore, it is found that university male teachers received greater social support than their female counterparts. But there is no interaction effect of gender and type of university on research attitude. It is found that there is no significant difference in social support on gender and type of university It is also found that the social support is the weak predictor of research attitude in case of Afghan university teachers.
Keywords: University Teachers, Research Attitude, Role, Social Support, Afghan Universities.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences