Association of Entrepreneurial Traits With Interest in Becoming a Pharmacist Provider Among Student Pharmacists

Mona Nili, Nazneen Fatima Shaikh, Nilanjana Dwibedi, S. Suresh Madhavan

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Background: With the emerging opportunities for pharmacists to gain provider status, the need for understanding interest to become a pharmacist provider has never been greater. Objective: To determine which entrepreneurial traits (locus of control, innovativeness, autonomy, risk-taking propensity, proactiveness, achievement motivation, people liking, problem-solving, and leadership) are associated with interest in becoming a pharmacist provider. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among second- and third-year student pharmacists. Exploratory factor analysis (principal components with varimax rotation) was used to determine any underlying dimensions. Significant differences in interest in becoming a pharmacist provider by demographic and other characteristics were determined using t tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA; P ≤.05). Multiple linear regression was used to determine the factors associated with interest in becoming a pharmacist provider. Results: A total of 137 completed questionnaires were received. Gender (P =.003) and preference of workplace (P <.001) were significantly associated with interest in becoming a pharmacist provider. All factor loadings were more than 0.50 and Cronbach alpha values were more than.68. In the multiple linear regression analysis model, proactiveness (P =.036) and achievement motivation (P =.018) were positive predictors of interest in becoming a pharmacist provider. Females (P =.006) and individuals who preferred to work in a hospital (P <.001) or in specialty care (P =.007) had a significantly greater interest in becoming a pharmacist provider. Conclusions: Proactiveness and achievement motivation can be predictors of interest in becoming a pharmacist provider.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice
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StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019

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Pharmacists
Students
Motivation
Linear Models
Analysis of Variance
Internal-External Control
Risk-Taking
Workplace
Statistical Factor Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Regression Analysis
Demography

Keywords

  • entrepreneurial trait
  • entrepreneurship
  • interest in becoming a pharmacist provider
  • pharmacist provider
  • provider status

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Association of Entrepreneurial Traits With Interest in Becoming a Pharmacist Provider Among Student Pharmacists. / Nili, Mona; Shaikh, Nazneen Fatima; Dwibedi, Nilanjana; Madhavan, S. Suresh.

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