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| Published: June 10, 2017

Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and Mental Well-being among Medical Students

Nida Nafees

ICSSR Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Musaddiq Jahan

Professor, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP. India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.087/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.087


Currently, PsyCap study has drawn the attention of many researchers in order to help the stressed persons to cope up with adverse environments. In light of PsyCap, present study was planned to examine the influence of PsyCap on the mental well-being of medical students pursuing either MBBS or BUMS form Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. We have given an emphasis on PsyCap in order to visualize its influence on the well-being of undergraduates of the medical students. It was observed that medicos who were more hopeful, optimistic, efficacious, and resilient have had more ability to withstand against unfavourable environmental or in other words, they perceived academic environment as being less perturbing more than likely to see in their peers with lower PsyCap. This type of resilient adaptive characters and cognitive differences is considered to reconcile the effects of stress on well-being for medical students. It was, therefore, observed that PsyCap will mitigate the effects of stress on mental well-being of medical students. In this way, PsyCap were found to be positively correlated with mental well-being of the medical students. In order to impart PsyCap among the medical student there is urgent need of conveyance of a larger scale of consistent trainings, workshop, discussions on PsyCap which is particularly adaptive to medical students that will surely resolve the issues what they find challenging.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017