"Assessing Pharmacy Students' Learning Styles and Personality Types: A Ten-Year Analysis "

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dc.contributor.author Shuck, Avis A.
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Charles R.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-31T14:43:10Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-31T14:43:10Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Volume 63, Issue 1, 1999, Pages 27-33 en
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9459
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/406
dc.description Charles R. Phillips is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration/Department Chair of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University. He can be contacted at chuck.phillips@drake.edu en
dc.description.abstract A ten-year analysis of 1,313 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is presented to address learning styles in pharnacy students. Objectives were to present a ten-year view of pharmacy student's learning styles, identify differences in pharmacy students versus the general college student population, and compare personality types of students choosing to track into the PharmD Program with those in the BS Pharmacy program. Compared to the general college poplation, the distribution of pharmacy students differed in several personality types measured by the Myerss-Briggs Type Indicator. Generally, Drake pharmacy student's modal type remained introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging, (ISTJ) to Introvert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging (ISFJ) for the ten years of data. Female pharmacy students were 72 percent more likely to have feeling as a dominant function. Females were also more likely to have a judging preference. When compared to BS Pharmacy students, PharmD students were more than three times more likely to be Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging (ENFJ). This analysis provided learning and teaching style information for both students and faculty. It is timely as colleges attempt to change students to independent learners. The key to successfully implementing ability-based outcomes and active learning may lie with the use of a variety of strategies that help students with different preferences. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy en
dc.subject Cognitive styles. en
dc.subject Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. en
dc.subject Personality tests. en
dc.subject Learning. en
dc.subject Pharmacy--Study and teaching (Higher) en
dc.title "Assessing Pharmacy Students' Learning Styles and Personality Types: A Ten-Year Analysis " en
dc.type Article en


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