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The purpose was to examine perspectives on publication of highly productive women adapted physical activity scholars. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 women from three countries, and data were analyzed utilizing constant comparison methodology. Profiles of two groups, significantly different on publication productivity, emerged and were named highest high producers (HHP) and other high producers (OHP). Similarities between the two groups included affective domain qualities, facilitating factors, and overcoming barriers. Differences were mainly in degree of self-determination, prioritization of writing relative to significant others, collaboration, and collegiality. Based on thematic analysis of interview data, we posited the following: high publication productivity of women adapted physical activity professionals is associated with internal motivation to write, which is enhanced by positive interactions with other professionals, supportive home environments, and supportive work environments.
Deborah Buswell is with the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666. E-mail: <email@example.com>. Claudine Sherrill, Ronald French, and Bettye Myers are with the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University, PO Box 425647, Denton, TX 76204.