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Faculty success is complex and depends on multiple factors (e.g., demographic characteristics, emotion for research, motivation); particularly complicated are the factors affecting research productivity. Emotions have multi-faceted psychological dimensions that affect international faculty (46% of all US faculty) research success. This study wants to evaluate international faculty research productivity through the lens of Perkun's emotion theory. 759 faculty were selected randomly from ten higher education institutions in the USA. This study used multi-item measurement scales and examined research questions through t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, and path analysis. There were significant differences found among the faculty demographic characteristics and research success. International faculty had higher positive emotions (e.g., pride, enjoyment, satisfaction) while the domestic faculty had higher negative emotions (e.g., anxiety, frustration, disappointment). The control over research and the value of research positively predicted emotions for research. International faculty had more success in research (e.g., securing grants, and publications) than domestic faculty

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Grand Forks, ND


Presented at the 2023 UND Graduate Research Achievement Day.

How Does Faculty Members Emotions Affect their Research Productivity? An International Faculty Perspective