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Low self esteem and its relation with psychological distress among dental students

Al-Ani, Ali Sabri Radeef and Faisal, Ghasak Ghazi (2019) Low self esteem and its relation with psychological distress among dental students. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Since self-esteem has been recognized to predict health and psychological well-being, it is crucial to assess the self-esteem and its relation with psychological distress. Methodology: This study was conducted among 257 dental students. The psychological distress was assessed using the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) while self-esteem was assessed using the adult form of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory. Results: Female students had significantly lower self-esteem compared to male students (51.4 and 59.1 respectively). There is a strong negative correlation between psychological distress and self-esteem (r= -0.5, p<0.00). Students with psychological distress had significantly lower mean self-esteem score compared to those who are not distressed (43.07 and 60.03 respectively). Conclusion: Low self-esteem is higher among female students and self-esteem is negatively correlated to psychological distress among undergraduate students.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6563/72371
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-esteem, dental, students, psychological distress.
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Assoc.Prof Ghasak Ghazi Al-Atrakchi
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72371

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