Emotional disorders and their relationship to academic achievement in dental students
Introduction: Emotional disorders can
influence the academic performance of
students, however, the factors, academic,
family and social, can modify this relationship.
Aim: To describe the emotional disorders
and their relationship with academic performance
in the students of the Faculty of
Dentistry of the Cooperativa de Colombia
University, Medellin, Envigado. Materials
and methods: A cross-sectional study
was conducted in 140 randomly selected
students, who were surveyed with sociodemographic
performance and applied a validated instrument
for measuring emotional disorders.
A univariate and bivariate analysis was
Results: 140 students participated, the
average age was 22,5 years, most women
55,7%. In general the average of the students
was of 3.79 with a standard deviation
of 0.33 a minimum of 3,0 and a maximum
of 4,5. Mainly, a greater percentage of the
depressive disorder was found in 18,6% and
of anxiety in 13,6% and there was no association
with statistical significance between
the emotional disorders and the academic
performance, according to the chi-square
test (p≥0.05, chi-square). Conclusion: The
most frequent emotional disorders in dental
students were depression and anxiety.
Depression occurred more in students with
average (good) academic performance.
Anxiety, depression, academic performance, students of dentistry.