Student well-being in Veterinary Sciences: Implications for student support and career agility

African Journal of Career Development


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Student well-being in Veterinary Sciences: Implications for student support and career agility
 
Creator Eloff, Irma
 
Subject Psychology Veterinary Sciences; undergraduate; student well-being; student support; career agility.
Description This case study investigates the factors that support and hinder the well-being of undergraduate students in Veterinary Sciences. The study aims to provide textured, nuanced and in-depth qualitative perspectives on the well-being of veterinary science students. The study aims to supplement the growing body of quantitative studies that indicate substantive concerns about the psychological well-being of students in Veterinary Sciences. The study utilised face-to-face interviews (n = 78) and an in-depth focus group interview (n = 9) within the bounded system of a Faculty of Veterinary Science at a large, urban university. Findings indicate that the well-being of students in Veterinary Sciences is supported by students actively taking ownership of their psychological well-being, and the presence of animals in their social and personal lives. The study also shows that a sense of isolation, both socially and geographically, may be hindering students’ well-being.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor University of Pretoria
Date 2019-12-10
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajcd.v1i1.6
 
Source African Journal of Career Development; Vol 1, No 1 (2019); 4 pages 2617-7471 2709-7420
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/6/32 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/6/31 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/6/33 https://ajcd.africa/index.php/ajcd/article/view/6/30
 
Coverage Pretoria Current 18-40, M, F, all
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Irma Eloff https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0