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ERIC Number: EJ1034972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Factors Contributing to Perceived Stress among Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Students
Ford, Kentya C.; Olotu, Busuyi S.; Thach, Andrew V.; Roberts, Rochelle; Davis, Patrick
College Student Journal, v48 n2 p189-198 Sum 2014
Objective: The purpose of this study was to report on perceived stress levels, identify its contributing factors, and evaluate the association between perceived stress and usage of university resources to cope with stress among a cross-section of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students. Methods: Perceived stress was measured via a web-based survey of PharmD students. A multiple linear regression was used to assess whether perceived stress was related to students' classification, academic workload, social support, outside employment, and extracurricular activities. Results: Survey was completed by 306 students. A majority (69.9%) reported feeling stressed "fairly" or "very" often. Students' classification and academic workload were significantly related to perceived stress (p<0.001); however, the relationship between perceived stress and the use of campus resources to cope with stress were not significant (p=0.349). Conclusion: High levels of perceived stress were found among PharmD students, which were mostly related to academic workload. Future research should investigate whether perceived stress is related to educational outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas