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dc.contributor.authorBurke, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Martina
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-29T13:32:48Z
dc.date.available2024-01-29T13:32:48Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022en
dc.identifier.citationBurke E, Misstear K, Hennessy M (2022) An exploration of the professional identity of clinical academics using repertory grid technique. PLoS ONE 17(11): e0277361en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/104803
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractBackground: Clinicians who divide their time between clinical work and research have contributed to some of the most fundamental breakthroughs in medicine in recent history, yet their role is not always well-understood or valued. Understanding the factors which contribute to career success for clinical academics is critical for supporting this workforce. Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) provides a conceptual framework for career success, incorporating personal and environmental factors. Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore clinical academics’ construal of successful clinical aca- demic practice and to contribute to a holistic view of the professional identity of the clinical academic. Methodology: Using a constructivist technique, repertory grid, the authors interviewed ten clinical academ- ics at different career stages in one-to-one structured interviews conducted virtually between November 2020 and April 2021. Data from the interviews were analysed qualita- tively and quantitatively. Common themes were identified, analysed, and ranked according to importance with respect to successful clinical academic practice. Using SCCT as a frame- work, constructs were categorised as personal factors, organisational factors, competencies and person-environment fit. A differential analysis between established/trainee and female/male participants was carried out. Summary of results: One hundred and thirty-three constructs were elicited and categorised into 20 themes (constructs). There was consensus among participants that 6 were of high importance with respect to successful clinical academic practice, 8 of intermediate and 4 of low importance, with no consensus on 2 constructs. Personal factors of high importance include innovation and integrity. Competencies including research and teaching skills are highly important, and ability to collaborate is also considered central to successful clinical academic practice. Female participants expressed greater concerns about the impact of familial responsibilities on career progression. Discussion and conclusions: This study highlights the importance of interactions between the person and environment, and characterises the important attributes of successful clinical academics including personal factors such as integrity and innovation.en
dc.format.extente0277361en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLoS One;
dc.relation.ispartofseries17;
dc.relation.ispartofseries11;
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dc.titleAn exploration of the professional identity of clinical academics using repertory grid techniqueen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/mhenness
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/burkee11
dc.identifier.rssinternalid252185
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0277361
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeIdentities in Transformationen
dc.subject.TCDTagMedical Educationen
dc.subject.TCDTagclinical academic careersen
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-2153-5288
dc.subject.darat_thematicEducationen
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