A survey of perceived stress among undergraduate dental students in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Tanti Irawati Rosli, Roslan Abdul Rahman, Siti Ruhaini Abdul Rahman, Roszalina Ramli

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were to determine the sources of stress among undergraduate dental students, and to compare the sources of stress among the 5 years of undergraduate study, between gender, and with other studies done elsewhere. A total of 325 students across the 5 academic years (88.8% response rate) of the Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, completed the modified Dental Environment Stress questionnaire. All respondents reported that they experienced some form of stress. The preclinical students reported that examinations and fear of failure caused the most stress. The main stressor for clinical students was clinical training, particularly factors relating to meeting clinical requirements. Female students perceived more stress generally than male students. However, male students were more stressed when faced with factors related to clinical training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalSingapore Dental Journal
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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Keywords

  • Dental Environment Stress questionnaire
  • Stress
  • Undergraduate dental students
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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A survey of perceived stress among undergraduate dental students in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. / Rosli, Tanti Irawati; Rahman, Roslan Abdul; Rahman, Siti Ruhaini Abdul; Ramli, Roszalina.

In: Singapore Dental Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 12.2005, p. 17-22.

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