An investigation into the relationship between personality type, as measured by the Keirsey Bates Temperament Sorter, choice of practice setting and job satisfaction of pharmacists who graduated from the University of the Western Cape over the period 1990-2005
Le Roux, S.M.
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For the study the Keirsey Bates Temperament Sorter was completed by 602 pharmacy students during their study period at the University of the Western Cape. The results showed that the pharmacy students had a tendency towards the Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling and Judging Personality Type Preferences. Personality Temperaments of the pharmacy students were also compared with the general population and it was found that there were statistically significant more students with the SJ Personality Temperaments and statistically significant less students with the SP Personality Temperaments in the pharmacy population than in the general population. This study very clearly points out the value of using the Keirsey Bates Temperament Sorter as an aid, not only in guiding the student in the process of career choice, but also facilitating the placing of the newly qualified pharmacist in his or her choice of practice setting.