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Article: A prospective analysis of stress and academic performance in the first two years of medical school

TitleA prospective analysis of stress and academic performance in the first two years of medical school
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110
Citation
Medical Education, 1999, v. 33 n. 4, p. 243-250 How to Cite?
AbstractAim. This study provides prospective, longitudinal data on the relationship between stress-related measures and academic performance during the first two years of medical school. Methods. First year medical students (n = 121) were surveyed prior to beginning classes (wave 1), and again 8 months later (wave 2). Personality variables predisposing to distress (optimism and trait anxiety), stress response (depression and state anxiety), and stress management strategies were assessed at wave 1 and wave 2. Pre-medical academic scores, and grades at the end of five assessment periods over the course of the first 2 years of medical school were also obtained. Results and conclusions. As expected, pre-medical-school academic performance strongly predicted performance in medical school. Academic performance before and during medical school was negatively related to reported stress levels. On bivariate correlations, there were numerous significant relationships between stress reported at waves 1 and 2, and medical school academic performance assessed after these measures. In addition there were modest negative correlations between self-reported coping strategies of 'humour' and 'wishful thinking', and consequent academic performance. However, the predictive value of stress and its management on prospective academic performance was much decreased once pre-medical-school performance was statistically controlled.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86841
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.369
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.913
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dc.contributor.authorStewart, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBetson, CLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, AMPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:21:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:21:59Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMedical Education, 1999, v. 33 n. 4, p. 243-250en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0308-0110en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86841-
dc.description.abstractAim. This study provides prospective, longitudinal data on the relationship between stress-related measures and academic performance during the first two years of medical school. Methods. First year medical students (n = 121) were surveyed prior to beginning classes (wave 1), and again 8 months later (wave 2). Personality variables predisposing to distress (optimism and trait anxiety), stress response (depression and state anxiety), and stress management strategies were assessed at wave 1 and wave 2. Pre-medical academic scores, and grades at the end of five assessment periods over the course of the first 2 years of medical school were also obtained. Results and conclusions. As expected, pre-medical-school academic performance strongly predicted performance in medical school. Academic performance before and during medical school was negatively related to reported stress levels. On bivariate correlations, there were numerous significant relationships between stress reported at waves 1 and 2, and medical school academic performance assessed after these measures. In addition there were modest negative correlations between self-reported coping strategies of 'humour' and 'wishful thinking', and consequent academic performance. However, the predictive value of stress and its management on prospective academic performance was much decreased once pre-medical-school performance was statistically controlled.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Educationen_HK
dc.rightsMedical Education. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurementen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen_HK
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medical - psychologyen_HK
dc.titleA prospective analysis of stress and academic performance in the first two years of medical schoolen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0308-0110&volume=33&spage=243&epage=250&date=1999&atitle=A+prospective+analysis+of+stress+and+academic+performance+in+the+first+two+years+of+medical+schoolen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, CM:hrmrwcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2923.1999.00294.xen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid10336754-
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dc.identifier.volume33en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage243en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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