Korelasi antara Lama Studi dan Tingkat Kecemasan Mahasiswa


Mohammad Bakhriansyah(1*)

(1) Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Lambung Mangkurat Banjarbaru
(*) Corresponding Author


Background: Medical students face many changes when they entered higher education. These changes of learning occurred in competency-based curriculum compared to at high school learning such as approach of problem based learning and skills lab. The changes create anxiety for them. However, theoretically, anxiety decreases with longer exposure. The aims of this study were to find out the different of students’ anxiety status when they were at semester 1 and 2. It was also to find out the correlation between the length of study and anxiety level.

Method: This was a descriptive study involving UNLAM medical students. 73 students were involved in this study at semester 1 and 88 students were involved in semester 2. Anxiety status was defined by using ADS questionnaire. Afterward the data were analyzed using Chi-square and Coefficient of Correlation at 95% level of confident.

Results: There was 20 students (37.4%) experiencing anxiety at semester 1 and 11 students (12.5%) at semester 2, the different was statistically different (p=0.000). The correlation between the length of study and anxiety level was also statistically different (p=0.008), with very weak negative correlation (p=0.188).

Conclusion: There is a significant difference of anxiety level among medical students at semester 1 and 2. There is also significantly negative correlation between anxiety level and the length of study on medical students.


Anxiety, length of study, competency based curriculum

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