IIUM Repository

Islamic approach in managing stress within study on perceived stress score & academic performance in continuous assessment among third year pharmacy students

Soe, May Khin Soe and Baharudin, Mohamad Sharul Fahmi and Uzir, Bisha Fathamah (2016) Islamic approach in managing stress within study on perceived stress score & academic performance in continuous assessment among third year pharmacy students. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration & Islamization: Focus on Medical& Health Care Sciences (2WCII 2016), 21st-23rd October 2016, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (289kB) | Request a copy


Introduction: Professional education such as Pharmacy Programme basically demands massive hard work and challenges for students due to various assessment methods and heavy co-curricular activities. Objectives: In order to observe how students approach Islamic way to manage the stress, we studied this retrospective study after conducting cross sectional exploratory study that detected the relationship between the PSS and their academic achievement throughout the semester. Method: Total 114 third year students including 29 male and 85 female participated. Their marks obtained from 4 quizzes and respective PSS were recorded periodically and analysed descriptively. We provided some questionnaires to check their psychological coping mechanisms and observed how they apply the Islamic approach as one of the key components of managing stress. Result: The PSS score for overall male and female is highest in the second quiz which was 38.99 ± 6.60 compared to first and third/fourth quizzes which were 38.90 ± 5.60 and 38.10 ± 7.18 respectively. Mean marks students achieved were 7.61±1.25 in Quiz 1; 4.97±1.41 in quiz 2; 6.04±1.77 in quiz 3; 5.71 ±1.32 in 4 respectively. There were 61 (53.5%) students including 22 male (75% of male) and 40 female (47.05% of female) who freely commented on the way of coping stress by Islamic ways such as Tawakal and suitable du’a before answering the quiz. The lowest PSS value (28.33±7.76) was observed for 8 (7%) female students who expressed in Islamic way that they studied the course to obtain the knowledge for the sake of hereafter. They all passed and obtained good score with mean value of 26.19±4.27. The highest PSS on overall was 42.43± 8.12. Those who in that value were not displayed any comment regarding on how to overcome their stressful condition in Islamic way. Conclusion: Hence, proper stress management is a very pivotal element for students to perform well academically and spiritually.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4550/53078
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceived Stress Score, Islamic Point of view, Academic performance, Undergraduate Pharmacy Students
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr May Khin Soe
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 15:46
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 15:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53078

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year