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J Dent Educ. 1993 Mar;57(3):225-31.

Perceived sources of stress in the dental school environment.

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Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceived stress of dental students across the entire curriculum (D1-D4 years). The dental environmental stress (DES) questionnaire was administered to 244 (90.4 percent) dental students during 1990. Significant differences were found for 12 questionnaire items across four classes. For male-female comparisons, significant differences were found for 17 questionnaire items, all perceived as more stressful by females; and between classes, significant differences were accounted for by three questionnaire items. Comparisons with previous dental students (1980s) on the identical questionnaire were noted.

PMID:
8454777
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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