Academic stress and depression among medical students

Rezki Perdani Sawai and Joki Perdani Sawai and Ummul Syamimi Lan Hawari and Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz and Roslee Ahmad (2022) Academic stress and depression among medical students. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 12 (1). pp. 2611-2620. ISSN 2222-6990

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Depression among university students is becoming a serious health issue in the country. Their vulnerability to higher rates of stressors has a negative impact on them as students as well as on their lives. This study investigates the level of academic stress and depression and the relationship between them among medical students at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). Questionnaires were given to 133 medical students at USIM comprising 3 sections covering demographic information, an academic stress inventory (SSI), and the Beck depression inventory (BDI). An analysis using Pearson’s correlation coefficient found a positive and significant relationship between the two variables. This study provides information to counselors on the level of academic stress and depression among students, especially medical students. It also aims to increase awareness among university authorities and parents on the importance of maintaining the mental health of students and children.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Academic stress , Depression , Medical students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF1-990 Psychology
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2022 12:18
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 12:18

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