Stress and its management strategies among the students of undergraduate level: An original research
Heenal Adhyaru1, Vino Tito V. Kurien2, Jyotsna Sethumadhavan3, Prachi Gholap3, Reshma Avhad4, Neha Naranje5
1 Private Practicing Clinician, MDS, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Dr. Rajesh R. Kambe Dental College, Akola, Maharashtra, India
5 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr. Rajesh R. Kambe Dental College, Akola, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Reshma Avhad
403, Chariot Apartment, Navghar Road, Mulund East, Mumbai - 400 081, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Introduction: Everyone is under stress at some times in their lives, which is an uncomfortable situation that affects our sense of well-being and quality of life.
Aim and Objectives: The present study was done to identify the main sources among students of stress, discover their coping strategies during stress, and how they overcome stress.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted at Dr. RRK Dental College and Hospital, Akola. A total of 339 students were asked using a self-structured questionnaire.
Results: While asking the information about stress, it was found that 75.9% of students were having stress in their life. Nearly 58.4% of students consider study-related stress as the main reason, followed by educational stress (15.8%). Around 79.3% of the students felt fatigue when exposed to stress. The students (86.1%) were finding difficult to concentrate on day-to-day life under stressful conditions. Nearly 75% of students felt anxiety and restlessness during stress.
Conclusions: We found that students were exposed to stress, and academic or study-related stress was the main reason.