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Research Paper | Education Management | Yemen | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Perceived Sources and Coping Mechanisms of Stress among Undergraduate Dental Students in Aden University
Liza Alhamadi | Ahmed Mohamed  | Ashraf Wahdan | Ahlam Hibatulla
Abstract: In Aden, there is no study focused on stressors among dental students. This study was conducted aiming to determine the perceived sources of stress, and reporting the coping mechanisms used by undergraduate dental student in Aden University. The cross-sectional design was carried out during fall 2014 academic semester, using a self administered questionnaire among second to fifth year bachelor students of dental faculty (Aden Yemen). It showed a response rate of 78.16 %. Stressors related to faculty relations topped the other stress areas, with overall mean percentage of (68.1 %) for moderate or severe stress. Followed by clinical factors stressors (66.0 %) and academic performance stressors (62.6 %). The first ranked stressors were difficulties to get suitable patient (95.6 %), inadequate resources available in the clinic (87.8 %) and your expectation of dental college are not very much like what you imagined them to be (85.7 %). The leading stress reduction technique among the studied students was praying or spiritual activity. This study concluded that dental students in Aden University are in need for support and guidance and there is a need to shift towards a more student-centered curriculum.
Keywords: Stress, Cope, Aden, Dental, Students
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,
Pages: 740 - 745