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dc.contributor.advisorSlack, Marionen
dc.contributor.authorMeasom, Hal*
dc.contributor.authorMontierth, Robert*
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-18T15:57:23Z
dc.date.available2017-07-18T15:57:23Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/624760
dc.descriptionClass of 2005 Abstracten
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To explore the factors that motivate current pharmacy students to enter the field of pharmacy, and compare these motivational factors to currently registered and practicing pharmacists. Methods: Identical questionnaires were distributed to the student and pharmacist populations. The questionnaire collected ratings on how influences such as job security, earnings potential, community service, and family obligation affected decisions to enter the profession of pharmacy. Other data regarding salary information, satisfaction with the profession, first career choices, and basic demographics were also collected. Results: Questionnaires were completed and returned by 214 students and 84 practitioners. Statistically significant differences were found between groups for all demographic descriptors (p<0.001). Differences were also seen amongst rating scores applied to most of the various motivational factors listed. However, when put in ranking order, the top 4 motivating influences for choosing pharmacy were consistent across all survey groups. The factor with the least influence on study participants was also consistent amongst all groups. Implications: People that are choosing pharmacy as a profession today differ demographically from experienced pharmacists; however the influences on selecting pharmacy as a profession are similar.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en
dc.subjectPharmacy Professionen
dc.subjectPharmacy Studentsen
dc.subject.meshStudents, Pharmacyen
dc.subject.meshHealth Occupationsen
dc.subject.meshSurveys and Questionnairesen
dc.titleFactors Affecting the Selection of Pharmacy as a Profession: Students vs. Practitionersen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en
html.description.abstractObjectives: To explore the factors that motivate current pharmacy students to enter the field of pharmacy, and compare these motivational factors to currently registered and practicing pharmacists. Methods: Identical questionnaires were distributed to the student and pharmacist populations. The questionnaire collected ratings on how influences such as job security, earnings potential, community service, and family obligation affected decisions to enter the profession of pharmacy. Other data regarding salary information, satisfaction with the profession, first career choices, and basic demographics were also collected. Results: Questionnaires were completed and returned by 214 students and 84 practitioners. Statistically significant differences were found between groups for all demographic descriptors (p<0.001). Differences were also seen amongst rating scores applied to most of the various motivational factors listed. However, when put in ranking order, the top 4 motivating influences for choosing pharmacy were consistent across all survey groups. The factor with the least influence on study participants was also consistent amongst all groups. Implications: People that are choosing pharmacy as a profession today differ demographically from experienced pharmacists; however the influences on selecting pharmacy as a profession are similar.


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