Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية للآداب

Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts  مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية للآداب

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The current study aims to understand the academic, economic, and administrative challenges facing academics in Jordanian universities in maximizing intellectual capital. The descriptive-analytical method was applied to a sample of (600) academics during the period from June 2021 to February 2022. The results revealed that administrative challenges ranked first. These challenges included the excessive teaching workload, the negative impact of routine on research activities, the lengthy process of decision-making for research support, the shortage of scientific staff to assist in research, and the complexity of procedures for requesting research support. Economic challenges ranked second, encompassing factors such as the reluctance of the private sector to support research, insufficient funding for attending international conferences, inadequate financial rewards for researchers, universities' inadequate funding for scientific research, and reduced budgets for scientific research provided to researchers. Academic challenges ranked third with a moderate degree of representation, including factors like prolonged evaluation periods, occasional reclassification of scientific journals, lengthy publication timelines, complex publication procedures, and intricate global publication standards. The results also revealed that there were no statistically significant differences at the significance level (α≤0.05) in the scale of scientific research challenges attributed to variables such as gender, specialization, current academic degree, and marital status. Conversely, the results showed statistically significant differences in the scale of obstacles to scientific research attributed to variables such as age, years of experience, and monthly income.

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