Appreciation of the research supervisory relationship by postgraduate nursing students

Show simple item record Van Wyk, Neltjie C. Coetzee, Isabella M. Havenga, Y. Heyns, Tanya 2016-05-06T07:56:33Z 2016-03
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION : The quality of the relationship between postgraduate students and their supervisors often determines the progress of the students. BACKGROUND : Successful supervision according to students is associated with the expertise of the supervisors in research and the academic discipline and their willingness to share their knowledge and skills with their students. On the other hand supervisors expect their students to be knowledgeable in research methods and to be able to work to a large extent independently. Contradictory expectation of supervisors and postgraduate students can cause delays in the progress of students. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the aspects of the supervisory relationship that postgraduate students in nursing science at a selected university in South Africa appreciate. METHOD : A qualitative research design with an appreciative inquiry approach was used and 18 students under the guidance of an independent facilitator provided the data during group interviews. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION : Specific personal and professional qualities of the supervisors contribute to a valued supervisory relationship. Regarding personal qualities the supervisors should show their understanding of the unique circumstances of the students and portray a positive attitude to encourage them to persevere in challenging times. Supervisors should also be expert researchers who ensure that the students produce quality dissertations and thesis. The valued relationship refers to an open and trusting relationship between the students and supervisors. CONCLUSION : The students‟ appreciation of the research supervisory relationship contributes to the understanding of the expectations of postgraduate students regarding support that they need to become scholars in an academic discipline. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH POLICY : There is a need for continuing professional development of supervisors to sensitize them about the expectations of students. The students should be orientated regarding the support that they can expect from their supervisors. en_ZA
dc.description.department Nursing Science en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-03-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Wyk, NC, Coetzee, IM, Havenga, Y & Heyns, T 2016, 'Appreciation of the research supervisory relationship by postgraduate nursing students', International Nursing Review, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 26-32. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0020-8132 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1466-7657 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1111/inr.12202
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wiley en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 International Council of Nurses. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article : Appreciation of the research supervisory relationship by postgraduate nursing students in International Nursing Review, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 26-32, 2016. doi : 10.1111/inr.12202. The definite version is available at : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.comjournal/10.1111/(ISSN)1466-7657. en_ZA
dc.subject Postgraduate students en_ZA
dc.subject Supervisory relationships en_ZA
dc.subject Supervisors en_ZA
dc.title Appreciation of the research supervisory relationship by postgraduate nursing students en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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