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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


A primary try out for taking care of mental health of medical entrants


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Author Details : Niharika Arora, Rani Srivastava, Varun Malhotra

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 93-97


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Abstract

Background: Initial exposure of the students to the Professional Institutes specifically Medical Colleges can be stressful because they can easily make students anxious while trying out to juggle school work, friends and family in order to figure out the future of their life. Most of them bounce back. Students head off to college with excitement and anticipation, a certain amount of anxiousness, stress and change in personality are expected. However for some students it can become troublesome and overwhelming.
Aim: The present study aims to assess stress, anxiety and personality of medical entrants.
Objective: The main objective is to identify initial specific behavioural characteristics among new comers when they join the medical profession in order to support them if they face difficulty.
Material & Methods: A sample of 40 medical entrants (2016-2017) was taken up for this study, consisting of 20 girls and 20 boys. They were administered Sinha Anxiety Scale, Stress Reaction Checklist and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire to assess their level of anxiety, stress and their personality dimensions respectively.
Results: The results have indicated various significant findings in relation to dimensions of personality, level of stress and anxiety.
Implications: The study is helpful not only to identify the student’s psychological difficulties rather the measures would be taken up to handle their difficulties by providing a sustained support throughout their training.

Keywords:
Medical Entrants, Personality, Stress, Anxiety

How to cite : Arora N, Srivastava R, Malhotra V, A primary try out for taking care of mental health of medical entrants. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2016;2(2):93-97

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