Developing a Model for the Evaluation of Effective Retention Policy for Faculty Members in Higher Education

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Candidate in Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Prof. in Public Administration, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Prof. in Public Administration, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The essence of higher education is its human capital (resources). Nowadays, where science and technology are the country's top priorities, the importance of planning in this area is a priority, too. The purpose of this article is to develop an evaluation model of effective retention policy for faculty members in higher education. The research is applied in nature and the researchers used mixed method (qualitative-quantitative) to conduct it. The research was carried out in two steps: in the first stage (qualitative) the dimensions and components of the model were set through reviewing theoretical literature and in-depth interviews with 16 experts (faculty members all of whom were selected based on snowball sampling). The extracted dimensions were analyzed using theme analysis. Finally, 22 main categories, 50 sub categories, and 9 dimensions were identified and classified according to their conceptual similarity. In the second stage (quantitative), the Delphi method and a questionnaire (a two-step questionnaire with 20 people selected by targeted sampling method) were used to assess the validity of the identified components. There achieved a consensus among the experts and the finalized model was obtained.


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