The Relationship of Personality and Wellness in Pharmacy Students
John M. Shadowen, Pharm.D.; Elizabeth A. Sheaffer, M.B.A., Ph.D.; Krista L. McNutt, Pharm.D.; George R. Hudson, Pharm.D.; Abbigail R. Roberts, Pharm.D.

Objectives. To identify and assess the sense of wellness and balanced lifestyle Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy students have during their enrollment and what personality traits, living arrangements, or age ranges may play a role. Methods. An electronic survey was sent out to current students in their first- through third-year enrolled in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy to assess their personality traits and wellness. Results. There were observable trends in the analyses that were not statistically significant. Extraverts showed greater overall wellness when compared to introverts. Sensing and feeling individuals showed slightly higher wellness ratings than their counterparts. Individuals who lived with a roommate and/or spouse showed to have the greatest wellness among all other living arrangements. Other demographic factors and personality traits showed well-balanced distribution. Conclusion. Correlations were observed between the wellness of Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy students and their personality traits. The biggest observable difference was between extroverts/introverts and wellness.

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