Industrial Psychiatry Journal

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

A study of exam related anxiety amongst medical students


B Pahwa1, S Goyal2, K Srivastava3, D Saldanha4, D Bhattacharya5 
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

Correspondence Address:
B Pahwa
Internee, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
India

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«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Pahwa B, Goyal S, Srivastava K, Saldanha D, Bhattacharya D. A study of exam related anxiety amongst medical students.Ind Psychiatry J 2008;17:46-48


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Pahwa B, Goyal S, Srivastava K, Saldanha D, Bhattacharya D. A study of exam related anxiety amongst medical students. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Oct 18 ];17:46-48
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