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SSO:USA Society for the Study of Occupation : USA Member Survey. 2008. Who are we? (n=45). What is your highest degree in occupational therapy?. What is your highest degree in occupational science?. Participation. Years of Membership 67 % ≥ 4 year 33 % ≤ 3 years.

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Sso usa society for the study of occupation usa member survey

SSO:USASociety for the Study of Occupation : USAMember Survey

2008


Who are we n 45
Who are we? (n=45)

What is your highest degree in occupational therapy?

What is your highest degree in occupational science?


Participation
Participation

Years of Membership

67 % ≥ 4 year

33 % ≤ 3 years

75% presented at SSO:USA


Self perceived level of skills in os scholarship
Self-perceived level of skills in OS scholarship

Novice 5% Emerging 59% Master 20% Expert 16%


Support for the change in wording to: “The mission of SSO:USA is to facilitate high quality scholarship and a dynamic exchange of ideas that support the study of occupation” (76%)


Correlating the change in terms from “discipline in OS” to “study of occupation” to the number of years as a member of SSO:USA


Purpose of the conference
Purpose of the Conference to “study of occupation” to the number of years as a member of SSO:USA

The annual conference is the primary venue for the SSO:USA member participation and is vital to continued growth and nurturance of future scholars of occupation.

Member foregrounded the following priorities for the purpose of the annual conference:

  • Networking among scholars of occupation

  • Research

  • Community building


Top three priorities for the conference
Top three priorities for the Conference to “study of occupation” to the number of years as a member of SSO:USA

Combined Scores for 1-2 ranking in importance:

Networking 76%, Research Questions 60%, Creating Interdisciplinary community 58%


Priority 1 network among scholars of occupation
Priority #1 : Network among scholars of occupation to “study of occupation” to the number of years as a member of SSO:USA


Correlating the priority of the annual conference to to “study of occupation” to the number of years as a member of SSO:USA “network among scholars of occupation” with years of SSO:USA membership


Priority #2: Research to “study of occupation” to the number of years as a member of SSO:USA

Discuss types of research questions particularly important for OSModerately Important 11%Important 40% Very Important 49%


Related questions on research to “study of occupation” to the number of years as a member of SSO:USA

as a function of conference

Learn or improve research skills in research methods relevant to OS

20% Moderately important

31% Important

42% Very Important

Learn about each others’ research results

Moderately important 14 %

Important 49 %

Very Important 37%


Priority 3 create an interdisciplinary community of scholars in os
Priority #3: Create an interdisciplinary community of scholars in OS

Moderately important 22% Important 36% Very Important 38%


The annual conference as an opportunity to build a community of scholarship in os
The annual conference as an opportunity scholars in OSto build a community of scholarship in OS

International

20% Moderately important

33% Important

40% Very Important

Interdisciplinary

Moderately important 22%

Important 36%

Very Important 38%


What activities should be included to accomplish those conference priorities?Top three activities were forums or workshops dedicated to…


#1: Forum or workshop to address issues of publication conference priorities?67 %

#2: Forum or workshop dedicated to exchanges between OS researchers and scholars from compatible disciplines 58%

#3: Forum or workshop on conceptual and practical research issues for OS 57%


Priority activity 1 issues of publication
Priority activity #1: Issues of publication conference priorities?

Provide opportunity for identifying and developing tools (i.e. mechanisms, means, infrastructure and etc.) for supporting the dissemination of scholarly work in OS

Moderately important 18%

Important 33%

Very Important 44%

Have an annual forum on issues regarding publication of scholarly work in OS

Moderately important 27%

Important 42 %

Very Important 27 %


Comparing activity priorities 2 and 3
Comparing activity priorities #2 and #3 conference priorities?

Priority #3

Have an annual forum on conceptual and practical research issues in OS (82%)

Priority #2

Have an annual conference forum dedicated to exchanges between OS researchers and scholars in comparable disciplines (76%)


Thank you
Thank you! conference priorities?

The Research Committee SSO:USA 2008


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