Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Chinelo Duze


One of the major obligations of higher education academic staff is to conduct research. It is used to assess the lecturer’s scholarship and leads to promotion. It is therefore expected that academic staff who must progress as expected should conduct quality research. Unfortunately, research in higher education in Nigeria seemly lacks the potentials to produce results that are sufficiently generalized for humanity’s stock of knowledge. This study therefore examined some of the impediments to quality research in Nigerian universities. The variables studied were the institutional factors of job stress, workload, and academic autonomy. These indices were considered institutional because they flow from the government, private proprietors, and universities who garner them for the onerous challenges in teaching and research for the benefit of mankind and society.