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Using Social Media to Enhance Career Development Opportunities for Health Promotion Professionals

Overview of attention for article published in Health Promotion Practice, June 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 741)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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1 policy source
twitter
100 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Using Social Media to Enhance Career Development Opportunities for Health Promotion Professionals
Published in
Health Promotion Practice, June 2014
DOI 10.1177/1524839914535213
Pubmed ID
Authors

Leah A. Roman

Abstract

For health promotion professionals, social media offers many ways to engage with a broader range of colleagues; participate in professional development events; promote expertise, products, or services; and learn about career-enhancing opportunities such as funding and fellowships. Previous work has recommended "building networking into what you are already doing." This article provides updated and new social media resources, as well as practical examples and strategies to promote effective use of social media. Social media offers health promotion professionals cost-effective opportunities to enhance their career by building communities of practice, participating in professional development events, and enriching classroom learning. Developing the skills necessary to use social media for networking is important in the public health workforce, especially as social media is increasingly used in academic and practice settings.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 1%
Chile 1 1%
Unknown 71 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Researcher 3 4%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 4%
Other 3 4%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 45 62%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 14%
Psychology 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Chemistry 3 4%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 45 62%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 99. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2017.
All research outputs
#131,979
of 12,168,639 outputs
Outputs from Health Promotion Practice
#4
of 741 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,498
of 198,836 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Promotion Practice
#1
of 21 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 741 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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