Perceived Stress and Well-Being Among Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Students

This study explores the perception of stress and well-being amongst undergraduate dental hygiene and therapy students at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy. A questionnaire was given to students measuring their perception of levels of stress and well-being. Results found that a majority of students reported levels of stress, depression, and anxiety that were within normal ranges. All reported having high levels of positive well-being. While previous studies have made the assumption that stress in undergraduate dental training is debilitating, this current study shows that students experiencing stress are reported to be positively-functioning individuals.

Learning Environment, Personal Factors

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