Evaluating The Mental Health Of The Students And Screen For Psychological And Psychiatric Disorders Such As Depression

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Out of a population of 900 students, 352 people participated in the survey. A total of 173 students or 51.8 percent of the participants had paid tuition fees. Of those who participated, 250 students had acquired monetary aid from their parents. Of those who borrowed money from their parents, 148 believed that the financial help caused unduly stress on their families (Ross, et al., 2006). A total of 34 student applied for financial hardships funds, with 15 receiving assistance. One hundred three students were employed, working a median of 11.5 hours per week. The number of hours worked did not affect debt or student performance (Ross, et al., 2006). The questionnaire included questions about basic demographics, debt, and income…show more content…
Only three percent of students reported never worrying about their debt. Thirty-seven percent thought that stress affected their performance greatly. The only stressor considered to cause more worry than money is coursework (Ross, et al., 2006).
The researchers concluded that worry about debt can contribute to poorer performance and they continued to conclude that bringing in more grants and educational scholarships for medical students would help with stress and debt and bring more people into the field (Ross, et al., 2006). The researchers correlated debt to the locations of the students’ childhood homes, social class, amount of time spent in college, and amount of time spent in medical school, but no significant relation to income occurred (Ross, et al., 2006). The debt correlation to year in medical school determined that students working to obtain a higher degree accumulated more debt. Students living outside of the UK accrued lower debt than those living within the UK (Ross, et al., 2006). The determination that income does not relate to student debt is a flawed statement. A person’s job determines by his/her income, and many people’s jobs are determined by the location in which they live. Some locations may have a better socioeconomic status than others.
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