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A millennial benchmark of nurse-academics' scholarly productivity

Roberts, Kathryn L and Turnbull, Bev J. (2005). A millennial benchmark of nurse-academics' scholarly productivity. Contemporary Nurse,19(1-2):52-62.

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Title A millennial benchmark of nurse-academics' scholarly productivity
Author Roberts, Kathryn L
Turnbull, Bev J.
Journal Name Contemporary Nurse
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 19
Issue Number 1-2
ISSN 1037-6178   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-27244443532
Start Page 52
End Page 62
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 benchmark against which nurse-academics are judged primarily remains 'scholarly productivity'. This study sought to examine levels of scholarly productivity amongst Australian nurse academics: where they are putting their emphasis, and what progress they are making. This quantitative study used a questionnaire survey technique that identified individual items of scholarship over a two-year period. The use of two author-developed rating scales, the General Scholarship Index (GSI) and the DEST Scholarship Index (DSI) enabled a comparison of nurse academics with other academic disciplines. Findings from the study underscore the positive association between academic rank, qualifications and scholarly productivity. To facilitate increasing the latter to a level comparable with other disciplines, nurse academics may need to refocus their energies on DEST approved activities. A work climate more conducive to fostering the ethos and skills of academic 'scholarly productivity' is needed.
Keywords scholarly productivity
academic rank
scholarship indices
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