COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS ON STRESS LEVEL AMONG THE MEDICAL AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN CHENNAI CITY, TAMILNADU-A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDYAbstract
Background: Stress is an important factor determining the mental health of the individual. During this pandemic, a student’s life has had a questionable influence in academics since an online platform was created to educate them. This study was done to assess the stress level among medical and engineering students. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the stress level. A 15 close-ended questionnaire was validated before circulating among the students through Google forms to various colleges. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS software version 26.0, Descriptive statistics was done to assess the mean and standard deviation and a chi-square test was done to find an association among the students. The P-value <0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. Results: The study was done among the 182 students to assess their stress level. The study results showed that the stress level was found to be almost same among the medical and engineering students, whereas while assessing the online platform to conduct academic classes, it was shown that almost all the students were comfortable gaining knowledge through online platform. Conclusion: The study shows that the stress level during the pandemic is found to be similar among the engineering and medical students, which showed that during the pandemic, all have influenced the similar level of stress irrespective of medical and engineering students.
J. P. Shebaz Ahmed *, Lubna Fathima, Selvamani Baskaran and S. Lalitha
Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
25 February 2022
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01 October 2022