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J Pak Med Assoc. 2020 Mar;70(3):447-451. doi: 10.5455/JPMA.6674.

Correlation between stress scores and self-regulated learning perception scores in Pakistani students.

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1
Pak Red Crescent Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan.
2
Islamic International Medical College, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To find out the correlation between levels of stress and self-regulated learning skills in medical students.

METHODS:

The quantitative correlational study was conducted in January 2018 at the University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised regular medical students enrolled in first to fifth year. Data was collected using Perceived stress scale-14 and Self-regulated learning perception scale questionnaires to identify the levels of stress and self-regulated learning skills. Data was collected at one point of time and analysed using SPSS 25.

RESULTS:

Of the 350 students approached, 295(84%) filled in the questionnaire. Of them, 118(62.4%) were females and 111(37.6%) were males. No significant differences were found between the scores of male and female students (p>0.05). There was a moderate positive correlation between stress and self-regulated learning skills (p<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Self-regulated learning skills can play a vital role in coping with stress and identifying a goal.

KEYWORDS:

Stress, Self-regulation, Medical education, Challenges, Strategies, Coping, Students

PMID:
32207423
DOI:
10.5455/JPMA.6674
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