AN EXAMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL COMPETENCIES AMONG STUDENTS MATRICULATING THROUGH AN UNDERGRADUATE HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM
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Descriptive and psychometric analyses were conducted to examine alternate forms of comprehensive exit examinations for an undergraduate healthcare administration program. The variables: a) comprehensive demographics; b) personality type; c) mentor presence; and, d) prior healthcare experience served as explanatory or predictor variables in an exploratory regression analysis to identify relationships and/or influential predictors of early careerist healthcare administration competency. Results posit several areas for future research, including a methodological framework for test development and revision in order to establish parallel healthcare administration comprehensive exit exams.