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Nurse-academics' scholarly productivity: perceived frames and facilitators

Roberts, Kathryn L. and Turnbull, Bev J. (2004). Nurse-academics' scholarly productivity: perceived frames and facilitators. Contemporary Nurse,17(3):282-292.

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Title Nurse-academics' scholarly productivity: perceived frames and facilitators
Author Roberts, Kathryn L.
Turnbull, Bev J.
Journal Name Contemporary Nurse
Publication Date 2004
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1037-6178   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-16544390005
Start Page 282
End Page 292
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The reward system within Universities remains focused on research, with a benchmark of scholarly productivity, especially in relation to promotion. Despite their relative newness to the tertiary system, nurse academics are judged by the same standards as other disciplines.

This study sought to examine factors that constrained and/or facilitated scholarly productivity. The study used a questionnaire survey technique to establish current productivity levels, and frame and facilitating factor theory and analysis to identify major constraints and facilitators.

Findings from the study were that the unremitting nature of teaching, course coordination and university service workloads interact to the detriment of research and writing. Facilitating factors included a departmental culture that values and supports research, in conjunction with tangible support from University management. Mentorship was viewed as desirable, but often not available. An environment that more actively prioritises, fosters and supports academic scholarly productivity is needed.
Keywords scholarly productivity
frame factors
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