Study of the social and psychological needs of the pharmacists of Utah

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Pharmacy
Department Pharmacology & Toxicology
Author Morris, Douglas Eugene
Title Study of the social and psychological needs of the pharmacists of Utah
Date 1969-06
Description Pharmacy has contributed greatly to mankind since its inception as a profession. In recent years many changes have taken place in the practice of pharmacy and in the role of the pharmacist in his professional work. Since dissatisfaction had been noted by some writers, it was felt important to investigate the nature of the secondary human needs of pharmacists which could have an effect on their work satisfaction. The specific purposes of the study were: (1) to determine the extent to which the need hierarchy, as described by Maslow, was fulfilled by members of the profession of pharmacy in Utah; and (2) to determine if there was a correlation between the degree of satisfaction derived from work in pharmacy and the branch of pharmacy in which the respondents were working. A questionnaire was sent to 500 registered pharmacists in the State of Utah. The respondents were asked to rate the degree of fulfillment they received from work in pharmacy in the social and psychological human needs. The results were analyzed statistically and the conclusions were: (1) the pharmacists as a whole perceived a deficiency in every item of the need-fulfillment hierarchy; (2) no correlation existed between the degree of satisfaction derived from work in pharmacy and the branch of pharmacy in which the respondents were working; and (3) pharmacists who were owners of pharmacies received more fulfillment of the higher order needs than did pharmacists who were employees.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Pharmacists - Utah; Job satisfaction
Subject MESH Pharmacists; Job Satisfaction
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "A study of the social and psychological needs of the pharmacists of Utah". Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.
Rights Management © Douglas Eugene Morris.
Format Medium application/pdf
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Identifier undthes,4128
Source Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available)
Funding/Fellowship Brunswig Drug Co.; Desert Drug Co.; McKesson and Robbins Drug Co.; Rocky Mountain Wholesale Drug Co.
Master File Extent 713,156 bytes
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Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2018-01-25
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6f47r2k