African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4092

Full Length Research Paper

A survey of the attitude of faculty members at Islamic Azad Universities (Region Four) concerning the present and desired status of universities in providing human capital

  Fatemeh Ziglari1*, Mahmoud Ghanadan2, Nader G. Gourchian3 and Abolghasem Naderi4    
  1Department of Education Management,Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU),Tehran.Iran, 2Department of education and psychology, Tehran University, Iran. 3Department of education management ,Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU),Tehran.Iran. 4Department of education and psychology, Tehran University, Iran.  
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  •  Accepted: 27 May 2011
  •  Published: 23 November 2011

Abstract

 

The present descriptive survey was an attempt to investigate a survey of the attitude of faculty members at Islamic Azad Universities (Region Four), concerning the present and desired status of universities in providing human capital. As long as the professional human resource, which is the major resource at the universities, can develop other resources, this research study aims at identifying and describing these capabilities. The major findings of this research led to identification of four features: information, knowledge, skill and specialization. The statistical analysis of the survey demonstrates that the feature of information, knowledge, skill and specialization is 3/15, 3/39, 3/66 and 3/50 in the present status, while in the desired status, it is 4/23, 4/55, 4/55 and 4/51, respectively. The population of this research project encompasses all faculty members at Islamic Azad University in Esfahan (Region Four), from which 200 people have been drawn by stratified random sampling.  The investigation led to the four features of information, knowledge, skill and specialty. Thus, there was a significant difference between the present status and the favorite status of the features. The results of this study can be applied, using the obtained features, to improve the performance and qualitative level of faculty members of the universities and also to modify and remedy the obtained pitfalls so that the distance between the present status and the favorite one will be decreased.

 

Key words: Higher education system, human capital, information, knowledge, skill, specialty.