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Exemplary Rehabilitation Educators Experiences of Mentoring and Beginning Their Careers

Exemplary Rehabilitation Educators Experiences of Mentoring and Beginning Their Careers Purpose: To investigate the career experiences and mentoring advice of nationally recognized rehabilitation educators who have excelled and proffer strategies for success to newcomers to the field. Method: The authors surveyed via Qualtrics 28 rehabilitation educators regarding their career experiences with open and closed structured questions and triangulated for common themes. Results: Two thirds of respondents expressed having a mentor and following his or her advice which included offering opportunities to research and publish, opening doors and assisting in networking, establishing a research agenda, time management, serving as a positive role model, and providing social and emotional support. Conclusions: Respondents emphasized establishing a research agenda, networking, managing time well, and having a mentor who opened doors as being necessary components to success. Implications for doctoral students and new faculty are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

Exemplary Rehabilitation Educators Experiences of Mentoring and Beginning Their Careers

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Publisher
Springer Publishing
Copyright
© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
ISSN
2168-6653
eISSN
2168-6661
DOI
10.1891/2168-6653.31.4.401
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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the career experiences and mentoring advice of nationally recognized rehabilitation educators who have excelled and proffer strategies for success to newcomers to the field. Method: The authors surveyed via Qualtrics 28 rehabilitation educators regarding their career experiences with open and closed structured questions and triangulated for common themes. Results: Two thirds of respondents expressed having a mentor and following his or her advice which included offering opportunities to research and publish, opening doors and assisting in networking, establishing a research agenda, time management, serving as a positive role model, and providing social and emotional support. Conclusions: Respondents emphasized establishing a research agenda, networking, managing time well, and having a mentor who opened doors as being necessary components to success. Implications for doctoral students and new faculty are discussed.

Journal

Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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