Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1472-1475

Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors

Authors: Raged I Alrawaji, Mona A AlFadeel, Heba A Elwardany, Reema A Aldhahri, Batool W Alnahar, Hissah R Albayyahi, Manal S Aldossary, Dhuha M Alammar.

ABSTRACT

Background: The stress among college students has become a severe issue impacting their health and lives. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of stress and its related factors among the female students, and its effect on their Grade Point Average (GPA) in Al-Maarefa Colleges during the period 2017-2018. Methodology: An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study was performed on 152 students of all majors studying at Almareefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The data were collected by distributing a self-administered questionnaire randomly. The data were coded, entered and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program. Results: The results indicated that 78% of the students were moderately stressed, of which 37% were pharm. D students and 29.4% were medical students. The top stressor for the students was academic issues, which included getting a lower grade than anticipated. On the other hand, the factors that significantly relieved stress for students were getting an adequate amount of sleep, followed by exercise. Remarkably, there was no significant association between the level of stress among the students and their GPA. Conclusion: Stress was found to be common among female students of Al-Maarefa Colleges, which was of moderate level. There was no statistically significant relationship between academic grades (GPA) and the level of stress in the studied population.

Keywords:
Level of stress, students, GPA (Grade Point Average)


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Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors


Authors
Raged I Alrawaji
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mona A AlFadeel
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Heba A Elwardany
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reema A Aldhahri
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Batool W Alnahar
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hissah R Albayyahi
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Manal S Aldossary
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Dhuha M Alammar
Department of Medicine, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Raged I Alrawaji, Al-Maarefa University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; Raged.alrawaji@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 28 Jul 2020
Accepted 13 Aug 2020
Published online 03 Sep 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Alrawaji RI, AlFadeel MA, Elwardany HA, Aldhahri RA, Alnahar BW, Albayyahi HR, Aldossary MS, Alammar DM. Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1472-1475. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


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Alrawaji RI, AlFadeel MA, Elwardany HA, Aldhahri RA, Alnahar BW, Albayyahi HR, Aldossary MS, Alammar DM. Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=114000 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


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Alrawaji RI, AlFadeel MA, Elwardany HA, Aldhahri RA, Alnahar BW, Albayyahi HR, Aldossary MS, Alammar DM. Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1472-1475. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alrawaji RI, AlFadeel MA, Elwardany HA, Aldhahri RA, Alnahar BW, Albayyahi HR, Aldossary MS, Alammar DM. Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1472-1475. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


Harvard Style

Alrawaji, R. I., AlFadeel, . M. A., Elwardany, . H. A., Aldhahri, . R. A., Alnahar, . B. W., Albayyahi, . H. R., Aldossary, . M. S. & Alammar, . D. M. (2020) Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1472-1475. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


Turabian Style

Alrawaji, Raged I, Mona A AlFadeel, Heba A Elwardany, Reema A Aldhahri, Batool W Alnahar, Hissah R Albayyahi, Manal S Aldossary, and Dhuha M Alammar. 2020. Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1472-1475. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


Chicago Style

Alrawaji, Raged I, Mona A AlFadeel, Heba A Elwardany, Reema A Aldhahri, Batool W Alnahar, Hissah R Albayyahi, Manal S Aldossary, and Dhuha M Alammar. "Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1472-1475. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alrawaji, Raged I, Mona A AlFadeel, Heba A Elwardany, Reema A Aldhahri, Batool W Alnahar, Hissah R Albayyahi, Manal S Aldossary, and Dhuha M Alammar. "Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1472-1475. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


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Alrawaji, R. I., AlFadeel, . M. A., Elwardany, . H. A., Aldhahri, . R. A., Alnahar, . B. W., Albayyahi, . H. R., Aldossary, . M. S. & Alammar, . D. M. (2020) Stress among Al-Maarefa University female students and its associated factors. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1472-1475. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595924467


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