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Journal of Physical Therapy Education

December 2020 Volume 34 Issue 4

The Toll of Student Debt: Stress Among Health Professions Students and the Promising Role of Financial Self-Efficacy on Career Choices

The Toll of Student Debt: Stress Among Health Professions Students and the Promising Role of Financial Self-Efficacy on Career Choices

"Health professions students in one academic medical center appear to base their post-professional career aspirations, at least in part based on the stress they experience from financial debt. Financial self-efficacy appears to attenuate the amount of stress students feel from student loan debt."

Authors: Dickson, Tara PT, DPT, PhD; Mulligan, Edward P. PT, DPT; DeVahl, Julie PT, DPT

Tara Dickson, PT, DPT, Phd

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