Journal of Nursing Education

Educational Innovations 

Academic Help Seeking: Theory and Strategies for Nursing Faculty

Carolyn J. Lee, PhD, RN

Abstract

ABSTRACT

This article examines the topic of academic student help seeking and its significance to nursing faculty. Content includes definitions of help seeking, pertinent theory and research on the influence of individual and environmental factors on academic help-seeking behaviors, and suggested strategies in assisting undergraduate nursing students in help seeking endeavors.

AUTHOR

Received: July 19, 2005

Accepted: February 15, 2006

At the time this article was written, Dr. Lee was Assistant Professor, Medical College of Ohio, College of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio. She is currently Associate Professor, University of Toledo, College of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio.

Address correspondence to Carolyn J. Lee, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Toledo, College of Nursing, 3015 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614; e-mail: carolyn.lee@utoledo.edu.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

This article examines the topic of academic student help seeking and its significance to nursing faculty. Content includes definitions of help seeking, pertinent theory and research on the influence of individual and environmental factors on academic help-seeking behaviors, and suggested strategies in assisting undergraduate nursing students in help seeking endeavors.

AUTHOR

Received: July 19, 2005

Accepted: February 15, 2006

At the time this article was written, Dr. Lee was Assistant Professor, Medical College of Ohio, College of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio. She is currently Associate Professor, University of Toledo, College of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio.

Address correspondence to Carolyn J. Lee, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Toledo, College of Nursing, 3015 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614; e-mail: carolyn.lee@utoledo.edu.

ABSTRACT

This article examines the topic of academic student help seeking and its significance to nursing faculty. Content includes definitions of help seeking, pertinent theory and research on the influence of individual and environmental factors on academic help-seeking behaviors, and suggested strategies in assisting undergraduate nursing students in help seeking endeavors.

AUTHOR

Received: July 19, 2005

Accepted: February 15, 2006

At the time this article was written, Dr. Lee was Assistant Professor, Medical College of Ohio, College of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio. She is currently Associate Professor, University of Toledo, College of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio.

Address correspondence to Carolyn J. Lee, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Toledo, College of Nursing, 3015 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614; e-mail: carolyn.lee@utoledo.edu.

10.3928/01484834-20071001-07

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