Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

12-2005

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Source Publication

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Source ISSN

0735-7028

Abstract

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.

Comments

Accepted version. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 36, No. 6 (December 2005): 674-680. DOI. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.

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