Gorodetskaya I.V.1, Konevalova N.Y.1, Zakharevich V.G.2
The study of the situational and personal anxiety of students
1Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus
2Vitebsk Region Clinical Maternity Home, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus
Vestnik VGMU. 2019;18(5):120-127.
As a result of the conducted survey of the students of the medical faculty, personal factors as well as those associated with their studies that can cause the development of anxiety have been identified. The method of Spielberger - Khanin was used to determine the level of the situational and personal anxiety. 90 people (30 first-year students, 30 fourth-year students and 30 sixth-year students) have been interviewed.
It has been established that the development of anxiety is influenced by such personal factors as problems in the family / with friends, financial situation. The main factors related to training are a large amount of the material to be studied , an insufficient level of practical training, problems in communicating with the lecturers, groupmates.
More than half of the students of the 1st and the 6th years are characterized by a moderate level of situational and high level of personal anxiety, the 4th - year students have a high level of situational and a moderate level of personal anxiety.
It is necessary to attract the lecturers’ attention to the factors mentioned by the students, and also to such factors as an insufficient level of their practical training and problems in communicating with the lecturers.
Identifying the factors contributing to the development of anxiety, taking into account the degree of the situational and personal anxiety of the students will contribute to improving the organization of the educational process.
Key words: students, situational and personal anxiety.
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Information about authors:
Gorodetskaya I.V. – Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, dean of the Faculty for Advanced Training & Retraining in Pedagogics & Psychology, Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University;
Konevalova N.Y. – Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, pro-rector for academic affairs, Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University;
Zakharevich V.G. – obstetrician-gynecologist intern, Vitebsk Regional Clinical Maternity Home.