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Baba Farid University Dental Journal
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 25) Last page : ( 30)
Print ISSN : 0976-8181. Online ISSN : 2230-7273.

Prevalence of stress among dental students in final year at genesis Dental College, Ferozepur (BFHUS) Punjab

Wasan Rajkumar1, Singh Gagandeep2*, Kaur Varinder3, Kaur Amritpal4

1Reader in Department Of Microbiology, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

2Lecturer in Department of Oral Surgery, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

3Lecturer in Department Of Microbiology, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

4Lecturer in Department Of Biochemistry, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Gagandeep Singh, Lecturer in Department of Oral Surgery, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur, Punjab, India, E mail: deepsingh3344@gmail.com

Online published on 13 November, 2020.

Abstract

Objective

Stress and its psychological manifestations are inherent in human life and are a major source of concern in the modern day society. Dental education in final year poses many new, challenging and potentially threatening situational demands for the students throughout the world. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and the factors associated with stress amongst dental student in final year at genesis dental college, Ferozpur, Punjab. A sample of 104 undergraduate was taken for study from academic session 2018 -2019. A validated dental Students’ Stressor Questionnaire (MSSQ) was used to collect the data. Stress and its six factors (Academic related stressor (ARS), Teaching related stressor (TRS), Health related stressor (HRS), Personal life related stressor (PLRS), financially related stressor (FRS), Social media related stressor (SMRS), were analysed.

Results

Family related stress amongst male (41%) and personal life related stress amongst female (28%) are the top stressful factor which may affect their academic performance.

Conclusion

Dental students are highly resourceful to manage their stress well and thus denying the negative effect of stress towards their academic performance. Dental schools should train students exposing various personal and professional developmental activities that able to face the everyday challenges and manage stress well and thereby achieve better academic performance.

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Keywords

Stress prevalence, Stress factors, Dental education, Academic performance, Personal life related stressor.

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