The purpose of this study was to ﬁnd out how some personal factors affect research productivity. Participants of this study were ﬁve faculty members who work in the Department of Language and Education at the University of Quintana Roo. They were selected in a purposely way. Qualitative research methodology was adopted and a case study was used to come up with the results of this study. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed with the software Atlas Ti. The professors.