Correlation Between Peer Pressure and Anxiety Level in Medical Student

Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2022     |     PP. 44-51      |     PDF (161 K)    |     Pub. Date: September 2, 2022
DOI: 10.54647/pmh33216    81 Downloads     49177 Views  

Author(s)

Dion Ravinder Theodeus Subroto, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia
Astra Dea Simanungkalit, Neurology Department, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia
Tirta Darmawan Susanto, Pharmacology Department, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia

Abstract
Background: Peer pressure is defined as the pressure to conform from peers, which can occur both directly and indirectly. This can be strongly influenced by the interaction among peers. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder, caused by several factors, such as peer pressure. Several studies have found that peer pressure affects anxiety level. However, studies investigating the correlation between peer pressure and anxiety level in medical students have not been widely carried out in Indonesia, therefore it is necessary to study the correlation between peer pressure and anxiety level among medical students.
Objective: To determine the correlation between peer pressure and anxiety level among medical students.
Methodology: This study is a cross sectional study. Subject of this study are medical students of Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang, Banten , Indonesia. There are 2 questionnaires used in this research: Negative Peer Pressure Inventory (NPPI) and Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS).
Results: There were 153 respondents participating in this research, consisted of 47 men (30.72%) and 106 women (69.28%). Average NPPI score was 14.62±10.15 and average TMAS score was 22.02±8.93. The data was then analyzed using the Spearman correlation test, and it was found that there is a significant correlation between peer pressure and anxiety levels (p <0.05; r=0.601) among medical students at Pelita Harapan University.
Conclusion: There is a significant correlation between peer pressure and anxiety level in medical students.

Keywords
Peer pressure, Anxiety level, Medical students.

Cite this paper
Dion Ravinder Theodeus Subroto, Astra Dea Simanungkalit, Tirta Darmawan Susanto, Correlation Between Peer Pressure and Anxiety Level in Medical Student , SCIREA Journal of Health. Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2022 | PP. 44-51. 10.54647/pmh33216

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