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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-48

A study of exam related anxiety amongst medical students


1 Internee, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
2 Assoc Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
3 Sc E, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
4 Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
5 Assoc Prof, Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

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Background: The present study focuses on pre-examination anxiety amongst medical students & its personality co-relates. Material & Method : 91 medical students were administered Eysenck Personality Questionnaire to determine predominant personality trait if any and Beck's Anxiety Inventory. Results : There was an increase in anxiety levels prior to exam, more so in females and in students with neuroticism and extraversion temperaments. Conclusion: Anxiety levels increase in medical students prior to exams and are associated with certain personality traits, though the difference is not statistically significant.


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