| Published: December 25, 2016
Level of Stress and Its Association with Socio-Demographic Factors among Medical Students of Rawalpindi Medical College
PhD Scholar, Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Anand, India Prosthetist and Orthotist Global Management Team, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther
Stress among medical students is a common experience. This cross-sectional study was conducted at Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan in 2015 to determine level of stress of students. To a sample of 292 students, semi-structured Performa along with Student-Life-Stress-Inventory scale was applied. Data was analyzed using independent sample t-test and Pearson’s chi square test at 5 % level of significance. 25%, 52.7%, 22.3% students were mildly, moderately and severely stressed respectively. Statistically significant gender differences were observed in three domains of scale. In most of subscales the scores attained by male students were higher as compared to female students. Moderate stress being most commonly prevalent and was more common in female students as compared to male students.
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© 2016 Kashif, M, Fatima M, Nisa B, Hassan S, Ghazal I, Aslam F
Received: October 09, 2016; Revision Received: November 04, 2016; Accepted: December 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016