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dc.contributor.authorDresser, Jacob D
dc.contributor.authorWhitfield, Karen M
dc.contributor.authorKremer, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorWilby, Kyle
dc.identifier.citationExploring How Postmillennial Pharmacy Students Balance Life Priorities and Avoid Situations Known to Deplete Resilience Jacob D. Dresser, Karen M. Whitfield, Lisa J. Kremer, Kyle J. Wilby American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Apr 2021, 85 (4) 8369; DOI: 10.5688/ajpe8369en_NZ
dc.description.abstractObjective. Students are facing increasing academic pressures that can contribute to poor wellbeing. Evidence to inform the development of better student support services is weak. This study aimed to explore Bachelor of Pharmacy students’ self-reported life priorities and ways they strategize to avoid resilience-depleting events on a day-to-day basis. Methods. Postmillennial (those born after 1996) pharmacy students enrolled in their final year of pharmacy school were introduced to the coaching concepts of the Wheel of Life and anti-goals. Students’ top eight life priorities were collected and categorized. Students were asked to submit one anti-goal targeting a strategy used to avoid resilience depletion. Anti-goals were coded according to student priority areas and overarching themes were interpreted. Results. The top priorities of 110 final-year pharmacy students were: family, finance, health, friends/relationships, study, career prospects, fitness, personal growth, travel, and mental health/wellbeing. Priorities were both similar and dissimilar to traditional coaching priorities. Sixty-eight anti-goals were coded. The themes “being prepared” and “being present” were used to summarize strategies that students employed to avoid resilience depletion. Conclusion. The life priorities of newer student generations may be changing to be more individualistic and include a greater focus on self-help, while maintaining the core priorities of family, health, and finance. These findings uphold the notion that student support mechanisms must be modernized to accommodate students’ needs.en_NZ
dc.publisherAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacyen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Educationen_NZ
dc.titleExploring How Post-Millennial Pharmacy Students Balance Life Priorities and Avoid Situations Known to Deplete Resilienceen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSchool of Pharmacyen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Only
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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