Stress Coping Level among Health Science Students in a Malaysian University

Authors

  • Che Noriah Othman Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM Pulau Pinang, Bertam Campus, 13200, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Maryam Farooqui Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM Pulau Pinang, Bertam Campus, 13200, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Saiful Bahri Yusoff School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150, Kubang Kerian Kelantan,Malaysia
  • Rabiatul Adawiyah Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM Pulau Pinang, Bertam Campus, 13200, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v4i17.80

Abstract

Introduction: Stress among students is a major concern in tertiary education. This study determined the predominance source of stress among health sciences students in Malaysia. Methodology: Medical Student Stressor Questionnaire (MSSQ) represents 40 events possible sources of stress. was distributed to 248 health science students. Result and discussion: The MSSQ showed satisfactory level of psychometric property in the health science students. The main source of stress was the academic related stressor Conclusion: Academic requirement is the major stressor for the students. This finding is consistent with the literature and appropriate measures should be sought to prevent its unwanted consequences.

Keywords: MSSQ; Allied health; Stress disorder ; Academic related domain.

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Published

2018-07-20

How to Cite

Othman, C. N., Farooqui, M., Yusoff, M. S. B., & Adawiyah, R. (2018). Stress Coping Level among Health Science Students in a Malaysian University. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(9), 131-139. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v4i17.80

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