Effects of social support on medical students' performances.

  title={Effects of social support on medical students' performances.},
  author={Kathleen M Rospenda and Julie Halpert and Judith A. Richman},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={69 6},
BACKGROUND Stress among medical students has been linked to poor academic performance, while supportive social relationships have been associated with the alleviation of psychological stress. This study examines social support as a potential buffer against stress and hence as a potential strengthener of students' academic performances. METHOD A cohort of… CONTINUE READING