Association of Big Five personality with perceived stress in medical postgraduates: A cross-sectional study

Donthu , Raj Kiran and *, Parameshwaram Soumya and *, Syam KR and Pai , Keshava K and Thunga, Ravish (2014) Association of Big Five personality with perceived stress in medical postgraduates: A cross-sectional study. Indian Journal Psychiatry , 56 (5). S68.

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Abstract

Introduction : Medical postgraduates are exposed to heavy workloads and stress. There are studies which found some correlation between personality and stress levels.But there are only few studies correlating Big Five personality traits and stress between different medical fields. This study tries to examine whether there is a difference between personality traits and stress between different medical fields. Aims and Objectives: This study is done with the aim of looking if a correlation exists between Big Five personality traits and perceived stress among medical postgraduates in various branches. Our study is being done with the objective of assessing the personality traits of postgraduates in various branches of medicine; and to compare the Big Five personality traits and the stress levels of the postgraduates. Materials and Methods: We are doing a cross-sectional study at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, taking medical postgraduates of all branches of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. All the postgraduates are given Big Five Inventory (BFI) 44 (John, 1991) and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) 14(Cohen, 1983), which are self-rated scales. The sociodemographic factors will be collected to look for their impact on perceived stress levels in postgraduates. Results and Conclusions: As it is an ongoing study; the results, discussion, and conclusions will be presented later.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2014 11:37
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 11:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139137

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