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Exploring the intentions of pharmacy students towards pharmacy ownership by using theory of planned behaviour

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Title
Exploring the intentions of pharmacy students towards pharmacy ownership by using theory of planned behaviour
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BMC Research Notes, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13104-016-1996-4
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Muhammad Umair Khan, Akram Ahmad, Muhammad Fayyaz, Nida Ashraf, Akshaya Bhagavathula

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the association of the constructs of theory of planned behaviour (behavioural beliefs, normative beliefs, control beliefs) and demographic variables with the intentions of pharmacy students to become pharmacy owner. A cross sectional study was conducted between October and November, 2014, using a pretested, self-administered questionnaire delivered to a sample of 350 pharmacy students at a private university of Pakistan. Behavioural beliefs, normative beliefs and control beliefs were assessed on four point Likert scale of agreement. The scores were summed and dichotomized based on an arbitrary 50 % cut-off score to assess positive and negative beliefs. Binary logistic regression was used to analyse the data. A total of 313 participants (89.4 %) responded to the questionnaire. Participants' behavioural beliefs, normative beliefs and control beliefs were negative towards pharmacy ownership with the mean scores of 13.90  ± 0.41 (score range: 6-24), 9.66 ± 0.49 (score range: 4-16) and 16.88 ± 0.40 (score range: 7-28) respectively. Professional year and family business were significantly associated with intentions of pharmacy students to own a pharmacy (p < 0.05). Behavioural beliefs, normative beliefs and control beliefs were negative towards pharmacy ownership. Implementation of entrepreneurship course in pharmacy school may transform the beliefs of pharmacy students towards pharmacy ownership.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 19%
Researcher 4 13%
Lecturer 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Professor 3 9%
Other 8 25%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 11 34%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 19%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 5 16%

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