Research Article | Volume: 8, Issue: 6, June, 2018

Career Preferences, Leadership Attitudes, and Research Interests among Pharmacy students of Lahore, Pakistan

Zikria Saleem Hamid Saeed Faiza Azhar Iqra Shafaqat Soniya Shahzadi Muhammad Salman Furqan K. Hashmi Muhammad Azmi Hassali   

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Published:  Jun 29, 2018

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2018.8624
Abstract

The present study is aimed to evaluate student’s perception about career choices, research interests and leadership attitudes towards pharmacy profession and factors involved in the selection. A cross-sectional survey was conducted at seven different schools of pharmacy in Lahore, Pakistan. The questionnaire used in this study was designed from previous studies conducted in different countries. A total of 720 questionnaires were distributed among the fourth and final year pharmacy students, out of which 562 were returned with the response rate of 78.0%. Majority of the students (30.1%) considered Clinical pharmacist as the best career option and 18.1% students believed that personal interest was the prime reason for the selection of their profession. A large proportion of students (75.6%) believed that leader should take charge of the organization. The participants of the age of 22-23 years were strongly agreed that leader is responsible for controlling the whole group or organization than other age groups (56.0%, p


Keyword:     Career choicesLeadershipPharmacy studentsProfessionResearch.


Citation:

Saleem Z, Saeed H, Azhar F, Shafaqat I, Shahzadi S, Salman M, Hashmi FK, Hassali MZ. Career Preferences, Leadership Attitudes, and Research Interests among Pharmacy students of Lahore, Pakistan. J App Pharm Sci, 2018; 8(06): 178-184.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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