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Correlating Pharmacy Student’s Stress Levels with their Stress Perception and Performance

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Assessment and SoTL - Research

Abstract

To assess quantitative and qualitative levels of stress in PharmD courses, and correlate students’ stress levels with their academic performance in these courses. Quantitative stress levels in first and second-year students were monitored by evaluating salivary concentrations of cortisol (stress hormone). Student’s perception about their stress levels (qualitative) was assessed via Acute and Perceived Stress Scale surveys. The mean salivary cortisol concentrations during examinations were significantly higher than non-examination days. Surveys showed that student's perception was different from cortisol levels regarding personal stress. There was a significant correlation between students stress and their academic performances.

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Research Brief and Reflection Panels

Location

Poster

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Correlating Pharmacy Student’s Stress Levels with their Stress Perception and Performance

Poster

To assess quantitative and qualitative levels of stress in PharmD courses, and correlate students’ stress levels with their academic performance in these courses. Quantitative stress levels in first and second-year students were monitored by evaluating salivary concentrations of cortisol (stress hormone). Student’s perception about their stress levels (qualitative) was assessed via Acute and Perceived Stress Scale surveys. The mean salivary cortisol concentrations during examinations were significantly higher than non-examination days. Surveys showed that student's perception was different from cortisol levels regarding personal stress. There was a significant correlation between students stress and their academic performances.