Anger management among medical undergraduate students and its impact on their mental health and curricular activities

Prabhu, Gayathri and Yen, Joanne Tam Min and Amalaraj, Jonas John Posko and Jone, Eugene Tan Yie and Kumar, Naveen (2016) Anger management among medical undergraduate students and its impact on their mental health and curricular activities. Education Research International, 2016. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2090-4002

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Abstract

Background. This study was intended to determine the practice of students in good anger management skills and to what extent their anger can affect their studies, work, and social interactions. In this study the relationship between anger management and the effects on the mental health of medical students was evaluated. A survey was also done to determine duration of the feeling of anger which lasts among medical students and its consequences. Materials and Methods. A newly developed questionnaire was utilized which included a simplified version of the Novaco Anger Scale and Provocation Inventory and themodified Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (tomeasure themental health). Results.The data suggests that although studentswith high anger tendencies display poor mental health, there is no lowering of themental health/PHQ-9 score as the anger management technique’s effectiveness rises. “Friends” was cited as the major triggering factor for anger, whereby the feelings can last for up to a day and somewhat affect their concentration on normal activities. Conclusion.When anger is suppressed and not let out, it can be an underlying factor for anxiety and depression. Therefore, more emphasis needs to be placed on educating students on how to manage their anger especially in a stressful environment away from home.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2016 14:50
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2016 14:50
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146817

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