A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ON ASSOCIATION OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & STRESS LEVELS IN MEDICAL STUDENTS OF TELANGANA STATE

Authors

  • Namrata R Vaishampayan Department of Practice of Medicine, MNR Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Telangana, India.
  • Indrajeet P Shah Department of Practice of Medicine, MNR Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Telangana, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1663

Keywords:

Emotional intelligence, Medical students, Stress

Abstract

Objective: The present study was done to assess if there is any association between Emotional intelligence (EI) & stress among medical students.

Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional observational study, information was gathered through a self-administered, semi-structured questionnaire. It consisted of Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10 Questionnaire) & Schutte self-report EI test (SSEIT) to collect the information about stress levels and emotional intelligence respectively. Statistical test Chi-square was used and p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. SPSS Version 23 was used for data analysis.

Result: A total of 60 participants were assessed for Stress and EI. 11 (18.33%) students were found to be under severe stress. Majority (n=39, 65 %) of the students had high EI. Gender, type of stay (hostellers/day scholars) and stress levels were not found to be statistically significant with EI.

Conclusion: Non -significant association between stress levels and EI was found hence other factors leading to stress in medical students should be investigated and studied.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Medical students, Stress.

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Published

2021-01-19

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Vaishampayan, N. R. ., & Shah, I. P. . (2021). A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ON ASSOCIATION OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & STRESS LEVELS IN MEDICAL STUDENTS OF TELANGANA STATE. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1663

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