Perceived Sources of Stress Among Students of Al Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha, Kerala- A Descriptive Study
Introduction: Stress is one of the contributing factors to most of the health ailments. In this competitive world, job is one of the major factor causing Stress and Dentistry is no exception to that.
Am and objectives: To identify various sources of Stress as perceived by the undergraduate students of Al Azhar dental college, Thodupuzha, Idukki
Materials and methods: Hundred students (third and fourth year students of the college) were assessed for various sources of Stress using a validated questionnaire. Responses were tabulated and summarized using descriptive statistics
Results: Quota completion system (>80%) and fear of failing exams were most Stressful conditions of students and dependence to alcohol/drug was the least Stressor.
Conclusion: There are conditions which create Stress in students need to be addressed by teachers and college authorities to have a productive and quality dental education.