Building capacity in ageing research: Implications from a survey of emerging researchers in Australia

Bartlett, H., Underwood, M. and Peach, L. (2007) Building capacity in ageing research: Implications from a survey of emerging researchers in Australia. Australasian Journal On Ageing, 26 4: 187-193. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00262.x


Author Bartlett, H.
Underwood, M.
Peach, L.
Title Building capacity in ageing research: Implications from a survey of emerging researchers in Australia
Journal name Australasian Journal On Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
Publication date 2007-12
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2007.00262.x
Volume 26
Issue 4
Start page 187
End page 193
Total pages 7
Editor Quine, S
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
C1
750304 The aged
Abstract Objective: The National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Study (NERAS) set out to inform capacity-building efforts in ageing research. Its purpose was to identify the interest, attitudes and motives of PhD students to enter the field and factors influencing intention to remain. Method: A web-based survey was sent to 267 PhD students in ageing. It assessed attitudes towards older people and the importance of a variety of factors influencing students' interest and decision to engage in ageing research. Results: The response rate was 60% (n = 161). Positive attitudes, interest in ageing issues and concern for older people were key motivating factors to work or study in the field. Supervisors in ageing and initial interest in the field were key predictors of intention to remain in the field. Conclusions: NERAS is the first national study of emerging researchers in ageing and it provides important new knowledge with implications for capacity-building efforts.
Keyword Geriatrics & Gerontology
Gerontology
ageing
emerging researchers
ERA
gerontology
research capacity-building
Podiatric Medical-students
Geriatric-medicine
Older-people
Attitudes
Knowledge
Gerontology
Residents
Education
Careers
Work
Q-Index Code C1

 
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