Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Factors Affecting Scientific Research Activities for Quality Assurance: A Case Study of Vietnam Universities

Author(s): Nguyen Quang Giao, Nguyen Van Xuan, Van Kim To, Le Minh Hiep, Huynh Ngoc Thanh

 Scientific research activities play an essential role in economic growth and social development. Scientific research activities require extensive investment resources of the State, research organizations, and universities. Because spending on scientific research is so significant, it is necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of such expenditure objectively. Moreover, it lays the foundation for managing and monitoring research progress, helps to assess the impact and essential significance of research activities, and drawing lessons to adjust scientific research policy and suggest future research directions. Therefore, the authors surveyed 700 researchers who are working at many universities in Vietnam. In addition, the objective of this article is to identify the factors affecting the scientific research activities to serve the quality assurance with one percent significance. The paper was applying Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Finally, the authors had policy recommendations to enhance the scientific research activities to improve the quality assurance at Vietnam universities.

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