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Research Article  |   March 1980
Personality Characteristics of the Published and Nonpublished Occupational Therapist
Author Affiliations
  • Vivienne E. Radonsky, OTR, is a graduate student in occupational therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
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Research Article   |   March 1980
Personality Characteristics of the Published and Nonpublished Occupational Therapist
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1980, Vol. 34, 208-212. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.3.208
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1980, Vol. 34, 208-212. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.3.208
Abstract

In this study an attempt was made to establish whether or not there is a publishing type among occupational therapists. A group of therapists, published and nonpublished, were given the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and then asked five additional questions. The results show that published therapists tended to be Extrovert-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging personality types. They also tended to be older, to have graduate training, and to specialize. Nonpublished therapists tended to be Introvert-Sensing-Feeling-Judging personality types. In applying these findings, students and therapists can develop an introspective view of their potential to publish.