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Study on personality dimension negative emotionality affecting academic achievement among Malaysian medical students studying in Malaysia and overseas

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Study on personality dimension negative emotionality affecting academic achievement among Malaysian medical students studying in Malaysia and overseas
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Advances in Medical Education and Practice, June 2016
DOI 10.2147/amep.s108477
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Mainul Haque, Vidya Bhagat, Nordin Bin Simbak, Kamarudin Jaalam

Abstract

Personality dimension negative emotionality is known to be associated with academic achievement. The present study focuses on the influence of negative emotionality (neuroticism) on the medical students' academic achievements. The main objective of this study was to ascertain the negative emotionality scores among the first year Malaysian medical students studying in Malaysia and India, further to find out the association between negative emotionality and their academic achievements. The current study sample includes 60 first year Malaysian medical students from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia, and USM-KLE IMP, Belgaum, India. They were selected by convenient sampling technique. The Medico-Psychological questionnaire was used to find out the negative emotionality scores among the students and these scores were compared with academic scores. The data were analyzed using SPSS- 20. Thus, the study result goes with the prediction that there is a significant correlation between academic achievement and negative emotionality. We concluded that negative emotionality has a negative impact on medical student's academic achievement regardless of the fact whether they study in their own country or overseas.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 38%
Student > Postgraduate 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 13%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 25%
Social Sciences 2 25%
Psychology 2 25%
Linguistics 1 13%
Unknown 1 13%