Novelty-seeking and avoidant coping strategies are associated with academic stress in Korean medical students.

@article{An2012NoveltyseekingAA,
  title={Novelty-seeking and avoidant coping strategies are associated with academic stress in Korean medical students.},
  author={Hoyoung An and Seockhoon Chung and JangHo Park and Seong-Yoon Kim and Kyung Mo Kim and Ki-soo Kim},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2012},
  volume={200 2-3},
  pages={464-8}
}
High levels of stress and depression in medical students is raising concern. In this study, we sought to identify coping strategies and other factors influencing academic stress in medical students. We enrolled 157 students from the University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea, in November, 2010. We used the Medical Stress Scale, Temperament and Character Inventory, Hamilton Depression Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, and Coping Response Inventory to assess psychological parameters. We used… CONTINUE READING

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