Moral development of first-year pharmacy students in the United Kingdom

Prescott, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-8612-2495, Becket, Gordon and Wilson, Sarah Ellen (2014) Moral development of first-year pharmacy students in the United Kingdom. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78 (2). ISSN 0002-9459

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Abstract

Objective. To investigate the moral development of pharmacy students over their first academic year of study at a university in the United Kingdom. Methods. Pharmacy students completed Defining Issues Test (DIT) at the start of their first year (phase 1) and again at the end of their first year (phase 2) of the program. Results. Pharmacy students (N=116) had significantly higher moral reasoning at the beginning of their first year than by the end of it. Scores differed by students’ gender and age; however, these findings differed between phase 1 and phase 2. Conclusion. First-year pharmacy students in the United Kingdom scored lower on moral reasoning than did pharmacy students in the United States and Canada.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: moral development, pharmacy students, moral reasoning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Professional Studies > School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 13:34
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 15:17
Identification Number: 10.5688/ajpe78236
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1013

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