The meaning of well-being for undergraduate medical students: perspectives from Indonesia

Samosir, Andre Somba Gugun (2023) The meaning of well-being for undergraduate medical students: perspectives from Indonesia. DHPE thesis, University of Glasgow.

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A paucity in the literature concerning the well-being of the medical student population in Indonesia was identified, while there has been a rapid change in the landscape of Indonesian medical education and socioeconomic circumstances. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of the well-being of Indonesian medical students with a focus on the student themselves. Well-being is important for the students’ academic achievements and their flourishing throughout their lives. Specifically, the well-being of Indonesian medical students is explored using semistructured interviews of 46 third and fourth-year undergraduate students in 10 medical schools, acquired by means of purposive and snowball sampling methods. After Giorgian descriptive phenomenological analysis of the data, an essence of what is being well for the students emerged: it is being fulfilled, enabled, and grateful. There are many contributors that influence both the students’ well-being as well as its dynamics. The students acquire a sense of growth as a person throughout medical school, but descriptions of well-being related interventions in medical schools were sparse. On the whole, the findings, including the students’ expectations and challenges concerning their well-being, agreed with previous studies in the area and adequately answered the research questions. Recommendations for future research were presented alongside ways to ensure credibility and transferability, which include discussion on reflexivity and study limitations.

Item Type: Thesis (DHPE)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Supervisor's Name: Jamieson, Professor Susan and Morrison, Professor Jill
Date of Award: 2023
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2023-83604
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 09:10
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 11:12
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.83604

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