Gender Wise Analysis of the Attitude of University Scholars towards Research

  • Shahab Ali
  • Dr. Saqib Shahzad
  • Dr. Maksal Minaz
  • Azmat Ali Shah


The major purpose of the comparative analysis was to investigate gender wise attitude of university scholars towards research. The core objectives of the research were; to find out the attitude of university scholars towards research and to compare the attitude of male and female university scholars towards research. The design of the research was cross sectional survey. The population of the research study was all the MPhil scholars of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan therefore three faculties’ that is biological sciences, Physical sciences and Social sciences were randomly selected. From these three faculties’ the researcher selected one hundred and fifty six male and female MPhil scholars randomly by using online sample calculator. The research tool was developed by the researcher under the supervision and proper direction of research supervisor. The validity and reliability of the research questionnaire was established and the Cronbach’s alpha shows the high value (0.949). The research tool was consisted of different statements about attitude of university scholars towards research. The collected data was analyzed and interpreted by using SPSS Version 22. An independent sample t-test was used in order to analyze the data. The findings of the study showed that 65.3 % of the MPhil scholars have positive attitude regarding research. On the other hand it was found that there was no significant difference between the attitude of male and female university scholars toward research. It was concluded that scholars have positive attitude towards research. It was recommended that Universities, affiliated colleges and Higher Education Commission need to organize seminars, workshops, conferences to promote research culture among the young generation. Furthermore, it was recommended that HEC should announce digital badges about the methodology of research in order to develop the research culture and motivate the scholars for research.