Arlene M. Bernardo,
Julian Patrick L. Bulaclac,
Erwin Abraham L. Bondoc,
Flanz Roven D. Calvelo,
Lei Anne C. Carolino,
Eng Kuan Chew,
Anna Mae D. Duya,
Marixie Ann Q. Manarang,
Lawrence Y. Maliwat,
Lou Anthony S. Sico,
Mallanie B. Victoria,
Carina C. Gomez,
School of Medicine - Angeles University Foundation
Stress is a feeling that's created when we react to particular events. It's the body's way of rising to a challenge and preparing to meet a tough situation with focus, strength,stamina, and heightened alertness.
Every individual's reaction towards a stressful event differs widely. Some people faced with a stressful event develop serious physical and psychological problems, whereas other people faced with the same stressful event develop no problems and may even find the event challenging and interesting.
There are eight types of life stressors for an adult. These includes the physical health status, housing and neighborhood, finances, work, relationship with spouse or partner, relationships with children, relationships with extended family and relationships with friends and social group.
Subsequent, there are six social resources which buffer the effects of the different stressors, these are the following: financial, spouse or partner, children, extended family, friends, and positive life events.
The researchers chose this study in order to attain knowledge on the different factors that contribute to the development of stress of the individual particularly medicine students. Through this study the researchers will be able to rank these factors depending on their occurrences. The outcome of the study will be a joint effort to produce a material that will analyze the stressors so that we will be able to device a strategy that will improve the coping ability of the respondents as well as the persons in the community.
1. 2010. (MD) Angeles University Foundation, 2010