Mini Case Study
Volume 5 Issue 3 - 2021
Evaluation of Physical Therapy Students Motives and Viewpoints on their Career Selection in First Year of Professional Degree Program, Lahore
Amen Fatima*, Muniba Afzal and Samrood Akram
Nur international University, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Amen Fatima, Nur international University, Pakistan.
Received: January 28, 2021; Published: February 26, 2021




Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate the motivations for choosing the physical therapy field as a career by the students.

Methodology: A cross sectional study design was used. This research included a total of 302 first year doctor of physical therapy students from multiple different public and private institution offering DPT in Lahore. The sampling technique was non-probability convenient sampling. The questionnaire was filled and then statistically analyzed by SPSS 20.1 software. The quantifiable terms were measured in the form of mean and standard deviation.

Results: There were 228 cases, (75.5%) females and 74 (24.5%) were males out of 302. The most important motivation to choose physical Therapy was to provide community service and helping others with an average of 3.73, followed by becoming a clinician with an average 3.58 and having an independent office or self-employment with an average 3.52 were in second and third priorities.

Conclusion: Despite of all the reasons students now a day are inclined towards selecting doctor of physical therapy as a profession, this research concluded that community service and helping others was the top priority factor behind it. In this study it was observed that becoming a clinician, desire for independent office and being self-employed were considered high motivation points whereas parent’s pressure was the least priority factor in choosing physiotherapy as field of choice.

 

Keywords: Career Choice; Physiotherapy; Viewpoints; Motivation

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Citation: Amen Fatima., et al. “Evaluation of Physical Therapy Students Motives and Viewpoints on their Career Selection in First Year of Professional Degree Program, Lahore”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 5.3 (2021): 39-45.

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