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Table 4 Reported frequency of barriers and motivators across entire sample

From: A cross sectional observational study of research activity of allied health teams: is there a link with self-reported success, motivators and barriers to undertaking research?

Barrier to research within team % of response across n = 95 Motivator to research being conducted within team % of response across n = 95
Lack of time for research 90.53 To develop skills 63.16
Other work roles take priority 77.89 Increased job satisfaction 61.05
Lack of suitable backfill 66.32 Career advancement 55.79
Lack of funds for research 57.89 Increased credibility 45.26
Staff shortages 57.89 Problem identified that needs changing 44.21
Lack of administrative support 55.79 Links to universities 43.16
Lack of skills for research 54.74 Desire to prove a theory/hunch 34.74
Lack of software for research 50.53 To keep the brain stimulated 32.63
Different experience levels of team members 46.32 Colleagues doing research 28.42
Lack of a co-ordinated approach to research 34.74 Mentors available to supervise 28.42
Lack access to equipment for research 33.68 Research encouraged by managers 28.42
Desire for work/life balance 31.58 Dedicated time for research 25.26
Intimidated by research language 28.42 Team building 24.21
Lack of support from management 20.00 Study or research scholarships available 22.11
Other personal commitments 18.95 Opportunities to participate at own level 22.11
Intimidated by fear of getting it wrong 14.74 Grant funds 21.05
Isolation 13.68 Forms part of Post Graduate study 20.00
Not interested in research 12.63 Research written into role description 12.63
Lack of library/internet access 5.26