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Research Article  |   June 1980
The Relationship between Professional Productivity and Educational Level, Part 1. Review of the Literature and Methodology
Author Affiliations
  • Joan C. Rogers, Ph.D., OTR, is Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Medical Allied Health Professions, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Formerly associated with the State University of New York at Buffalo.)
  • William C. Mann, Ph.D., OTR, is Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo
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Research Article   |   June 1980
The Relationship between Professional Productivity and Educational Level, Part 1. Review of the Literature and Methodology
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1980, Vol. 34, 387-392. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.6.387
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1980, Vol. 34, 387-392. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.6.387
Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of the educational level of occupational therapists to their professional productivity in the areas of practice, education, research, publication, professional activities, and health care policy planning. These areas of professional productivity were also studied in relationship to selected educational curricula through their alumni. In this article, the first of two, the literature and methodology are reviewed, the independent and dependent variables are defined, and the hypotheses are presented. The results will be presented and discussed in Part 2.