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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 839-843

Gender differences in perceived sources of stress among dental students of Bhopal City


1 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Aishwarya Singh
P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Dental students encounter numerous sources of professional stress, in dental college. This stress can have a negative impact on their personal and professional life. The purpose of the study was to determine gender differences in the main source of stress among dental students in five years of undergraduate study. It is a questionnaire study with 49 close ended questions. Results & Conclusion: Female students were more stressed than male dental students. There is a need to review the curriculum and evaluate what impacts on female students stress levels and also introduce strategies to reduce the stress level among female dental students.


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