Perceived Happiness and its Association with Demographic Characteristics among Undergraduate Pharmacy Students in Islamabad, Pakistan

Page No: 9-17

Keywords: Happiness, pharmacy, mental health, Pakistan

Abstract: Pharmacy profession is among the highly competitive professional degree programs worldwide which could contribute towards increased stress on students leading to low happiness levels. This in turn can result in poor physical and mental health, decreased quality of life and low levels of satisfaction. The aim of this study was to assess the self-perceived happiness and its association with demographic characteristics among undergraduate pharmacy students studying at Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus. A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used. A pre-validated tool Oxford Happiness questionnaire was selfadministered to a sample of 400 Pharm.D students at Hamdard University, Islamabad, Pakistan. After data collection, data was cleaned coded and was statistically analyzed using SPSS version 21. The results of the current study reported that majority of the pharmacy students had high level of happiness.

By: Ayisha Hashmi, Mateen Abbas

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