restricted access Department Colleagues and Individual Faculty Publication Productivity

A survey of male Ph.D. recipients in chemistry and psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges—Selectivity I was conducted. The publication rate of departmental colleagues was found to be positively associated with the current publication productivity of the focal individual faculty member conditional upon the level of prior publication productivity. Departmental colleagues tend to influence the research activity of faculty members whose prior level of research is low, but have little effect on individuals who have a high level of prior publication activity.