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Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and Mental Well-being among Medical Students PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:27

Nida Nafees (ICSSR Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India)
Musaddiq Jahan (Professor, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP. India)

DIP: 18.01.087/20170403

Currently, PsyCap study has drawn the attention of many researchers in order to help the stressed persons to cope up with adverse environments. In light of PsyCap, present study was planned to examine the influence of PsyCap on the mental well-being of medical students pursuing either MBBS or BUMS form Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. We have given an emphasis on PsyCap in order to visualize its influence on the well-being of undergraduates of the medical students. It was observed that medicos who were more hopeful, optimistic, efficacious, and resilient have had more ability to withstand against unfavourable environmental or in other words, they perceived academic environment as being less perturbing more than likely to see in their peers with lower PsyCap. This type of resilient adaptive characters and cognitive differences is considered to reconcile the effects of stress on well-being for medical students. It was, therefore, observed that PsyCap will mitigate the effects of stress on mental well-being of medical students. In this way, PsyCap were found to be positively correlated with mental well-being of the medical students. In order to impart PsyCap among the medical student there is urgent need of conveyance of a larger scale of consistent trainings, workshop, discussions on PsyCap which is particularly adaptive to medical students that will surely resolve the issues what they find challenging.

Keywords: PsyCap (Psychological Capital), Mental Well-being, Students

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© 2017 Nafees N, Jahan M

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Received: May 4, 2017; Revision Received: May 24, 2017; Accepted: June 10, 2017

How to cite this article: Nafees N, Jahan M (2017), Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and Mental Well-being among Medical Students, International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 4, (3), DIP: 18.01.087/20170403


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