Intern self-care: an exploratory study into strategy use and effectiveness

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Publisher: American Psychological Association
Document Type: Author abstract
Length: 105 words

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In this exploratory study, 363 interns were surveyed to assess the frequency of use and effectiveness of self-care strategies used during the internship year. Among the most frequently used strategies were family and friend social support, active problem solving, and humor. The most effective strategies were family and friend social support, seeking pleasurable experiences, and humor. A strong positive relationship was found between total scores for Frequency and Effectiveness subscales, and women reported significantly more use and effectiveness of strategies. Recommendations and resources are provided for interns and internship sites that seek to further understand and encourage intern self-care. Keywords: internship training, self-care, intern development

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A140748500