Effectiveness of issuing well-being challenges to nudge pharmacy students to adopt well-being protective behaviors

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Abstract

Objective. To assess the effectiveness of well-being challenges embedded within a pharmacy management course to influence student adoption of positive well-being behaviors. Methods. Four optional, month-long well-being challenges addressing smartphone use, gratitude, sleep, and exercise were designed and administered within a pharmacy management course. Participants completed a reflective survey documenting reasons for participation, prior behaviors, and intentions to continue the behaviors. Results. Ninety-three percent (n5126) of students enrolled in the course participated in at least one well-being challenge, and 82% (n5104) of participants completed two or more challenges. The majority of participants (ranging from 88% to 100% per challenge) indicated they intended to attempt or definitely continue the behaviors after the challenge(s) was completed. Conclusion. A strategy of well-being challenges can be an effective way to influence students to adopt well-being protective behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7875
Pages (from-to)1150-1155
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume84
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Behavioral economics
  • Nudging
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy

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