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Table 6 Individual (self) research motivatorsnumbers and % (n (%))

From: Research capacity and culture in podiatry: early observations within Queensland Health

Research motivators 2011 Surveyn (%) = 34 (100) 2012 Surveyn (%) = 32 (100) pValue
1 To develop skills 31 (91.2) 28 (90.3) 0.905
2 Increased job satisfaction 27 (79.4) 22 (71.0) 0.430
3 Keeping at the cutting edge of practice 22 (64.7) 11 (35.5) 0.019
4 Career advancement 20 (58.8) 15 (48.4) 0.399
5 Problem identified that needs changing 16 (47.1) 9 (29.0) 0.136
6 Increased credibility 14 (41.2) 11 (35.5) 0.638
7 To keep the brain stimulated 14 (41.2) 9 (29.0) 0.306
8 Opportunities to participate on own level 10 (29.4) 6 (19.4) 0.347
9 Mentors available to supervise 10 (29.4) 10 (32.3) 0.804
10 Colleagues doing research 9 (26.5) 7 (22.6) 0.716
11 Desire to prove a theory/hunch 8 (23.5) 13 (41.9) 0.113
12 Research encouraged by managers 7 (20.6) 5 (16.1) 0.643
13 Grant funds 6 (17.6) 5 (16.1) 0.870
14 Study or research scholarships available 6 (17.6) 5 (16.1) 0.870
15 Dedicated time for research 5 (14.7) 6 (19.4) 0.618
16 Links to universities 3 (8.8) 8 (25.8) 0.068
17 Forms part of post-graduate study 3 (8.8) 6 (19.4) 0.220
18 Research written into role description 2 (5.9) 3 (9.7) NA
19 No motivators 0 (0) 0 (0) NA
  1. NA = Not applicable to test as the assumption of Chi-Squared test is violated as the 2 cells had expected counts of < 5.