Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(4): 615-620

Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college

Authors: Dania Mohammed Alkelabi, Jawaher Kamal AlKhayyal, Amal Mohammad Alshaibi, Laila Hassan Mathkour, Rania Abdulaziz Alessa, Shaik Shaffi Ahamed.

ABSTRACT

Background: Students’ adjustment to a new environment is an essential aspect of their educational careers. Thus, it was aimed to estimate the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress among first-year medical and dental students and assess its relationship with their adjustment to college. Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted at King Saud University with first-year medical and dental students during the academic year 2018-2019. A total of 407 participants were approached via online questionnaires that included Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 and College Adjustment Test. Results: Out of 377 participants who responded, the mean value of stress (8.61) was higher than depression (7.74) and anxiety (6.93). The mean values of three components of college adjustment tool showed higher mean value for negative effect (36.32) followed by positive effect (25.44) and complete home sickness (26.07). The female participants had significantly higher scores regarding anxiety and stress and had significantly higher mean values for complete home sickness (p = 0.006), whereas male subjects had significantly higher mean value of overall adjustment score when compared with the mean value of female subjects. Conclusion: The students having difficulty adjusting to college were found to have higher mean scores of depression, anxiety, and stress. College administrators and faculty should be aware of such findings to develop solutions that could facilitate a smoother adjustment to college.

Keywords:
College, Adjustment, Depression, Anxiety, Stress


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Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college


Authors
Dania Mohammed Alkelabi
Medical Intern, King Saud University Medical City & College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Jawaher Kamal AlKhayyal
Medical Intern, King Saud University Medical City & College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Amal Mohammad Alshaibi
Medical Intern, King Saud University Medical City & College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Laila Hassan Mathkour
Medical Intern, King Saud University Medical City & College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Rania Abdulaziz Alessa
Medical Intern, King Saud University Medical City & College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Shaik Shaffi Ahamed
Professor of Biostatistics & Consultant Epidemiological Biostatistician, Department of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Shaffi Ahmed Shaikh, Professor of Biostatistics & Consultant Epidemiological Biostatistician, Department of Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; shaffiahamed786@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 29 Nov 2021
Accepted 13 Jan 2022
Published online 13 Jan 2022
Published in print 03 Mar 2022

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Alkelabi DM, AlKhayyal JK, Alshaibi AM, Mathkour LH, Alessa RA, Ahamed SS. Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college. IJMDC. 2022; 6(4): 615-620. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


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Alkelabi DM, AlKhayyal JK, Alshaibi AM, Mathkour LH, Alessa RA, Ahamed SS. Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=29670 [Access: August 18, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


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Alkelabi DM, AlKhayyal JK, Alshaibi AM, Mathkour LH, Alessa RA, Ahamed SS. Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college. IJMDC. 2022; 6(4): 615-620. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alkelabi DM, AlKhayyal JK, Alshaibi AM, Mathkour LH, Alessa RA, Ahamed SS. Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college. IJMDC. (2022), [cited August 18, 2022]; 6(4): 615-620. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


Harvard Style

Alkelabi, D. M., AlKhayyal, . J. K., Alshaibi, . A. M., Mathkour, . L. H., Alessa, . R. A. & Ahamed, . S. S. (2022) Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college. IJMDC, 6 (4), 615-620. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


Turabian Style

Alkelabi, Dania Mohammed, Jawaher Kamal AlKhayyal, Amal Mohammad Alshaibi, Laila Hassan Mathkour, Rania Abdulaziz Alessa, and Shaik Shaffi Ahamed. 2022. Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (4), 615-620. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


Chicago Style

Alkelabi, Dania Mohammed, Jawaher Kamal AlKhayyal, Amal Mohammad Alshaibi, Laila Hassan Mathkour, Rania Abdulaziz Alessa, and Shaik Shaffi Ahamed. "Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 615-620. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkelabi, Dania Mohammed, Jawaher Kamal AlKhayyal, Amal Mohammad Alshaibi, Laila Hassan Mathkour, Rania Abdulaziz Alessa, and Shaik Shaffi Ahamed. "Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.4 (2022), 615-620. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alkelabi, D. M., AlKhayyal, . J. K., Alshaibi, . A. M., Mathkour, . L. H., Alessa, . R. A. & Ahamed, . S. S. (2022) Assessment of King Saud University medical and dental students’ adjustment during their first year at college. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (4), 615-620. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638118193


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