Assessment and Determinants of Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress Among Students of a Medical College in South India

Joseph, Nitin and Panicker, Vishakha (2015) Assessment and Determinants of Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Stress Among Students of a Medical College in South India. Indian Journal of Public Health, 59 (4). pp. 310-313. ISSN 0019-557X

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Abstract

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Stress resulting from having to meet professional demands is common in the medical student’s life. The perceived stress (PS) can be either an input or an outflow of EI or the lack thereof. This study was done to assess EI levels and to find out its association with sociodemographic variables and PS among medical students. Data were collected using a selfadministered questionnaire from 198 first-year and 208 second-year medical students. EI scores were found to increase with age (r = 0.169, P = 0.004). PS scores were found to be higher among first-year students (P = 0.05). PS scores were found to decrease with increase in EI scores (r = −0.226, P < 0.001). Hence, if sufficient measures to improve EI are provided in the beginning, it would make students more stress-free during their training years at medical schools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional intelligence (EI), medical students, perceived stress (PS)
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 15:17
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 15:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144579

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