Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Assessing the Impact of Promotion-Related Conflicts on Faculty Productivity: A Case Study of Ghanaian Public Universities
Hagar Bampoh-Addo

Promotion-related conflict in the Universities presents a continuous challenge to administrators and affects faculty productivity in terms of the achievement of institutional goals and mandate. This study sought to investigate the impact of promotion-related conflicts and their resolution on faculty productivity in the Universities. As such, quantitative method of research was used for data collection and analysis. The target population of the study was all public universities in Ghana, specifically, their faculty and senior administrators. Descriptive and inferential analysis including One-Way ANOVA, Kruskal Wallis Test and Multiple regression were conducted on quantitative data using SPSS version 21. The major finding from the study was that promotion-related conflict in Higher Education Institutions has negative effects on both faculty and institutional performance depending on the nature of the conflict and how it is resolved. The study recommends that robust orientation pertaining to promotions should be given to both faculty members and senior administrators to minimize the occurrence of such conflicts.

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