Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

 
CDU Staff and Student only
 

Nurse academics' scholarly productivity: framed by the system, facilitated by mentoring

Roberts, Kathryn L. (1997). Nurse academics' scholarly productivity: framed by the system, facilitated by mentoring. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing,14(3):5-14.

Document type: Journal Article
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 12 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar

Title Nurse academics' scholarly productivity: framed by the system, facilitated by mentoring
Author Roberts, Kathryn L.
Journal Name Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publication Date 1997
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0813-0531   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0031090906
Start Page 5
End Page 14
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Melbourne
Publisher Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The scholarly productivity of 65% of the 1,107 nurse academics employed full-time in Australian faculties of nursing and health sciences was investigated by means of a survey. This report describes respondents' demographic profile, the categories of their publications, their scholarship index ratings and the factors that framed (i.e. constrained) and facilitated their efforts to publish their work.

The study found that overall the academics had a low level of scholarly productivity and that the scholarship of three quarters of those who had published in the year prior to the survey was not rated highly according to the university value system. Respondents' opportunities to publish were framed by job factors such as teaching commitments and the need to improve their academic qualifications and they were facilitated by mentoring, professional development leave and participating in research. The implications of the study are that there is an urgent need for nursing mentorship programs, increased access to professional development leave and encouragement to undertake research, the facilitators of the scholarly productivity which is the foundation of the discipline's body of knowledge.
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 30 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 12 Sep 2008, 08:35:25 CST by Administrator