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Attitude of Adolescents entering into Medical College towards some life Influencing Factors

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Community Medicine, Rohilkhand Medical College, Bareily,U.P., INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 3, Issue (1), Pages 1-4, January,28 (2015)


Adolescence, between the ages of 10 to 19 years, is the time of changes in the body and mind. In this phase, development of new ideas, abstract thinking and reasoning starts which makes them more vulnerable to be influenced by surrounding factors. In this cross-sectional study,150 medical students of Government Medical College, Amritsar of the same academic year, who had recently joined MBBS course were studied. Demographic history and their view regarding various life influencing factors were assessed. The relevant data were collected and analyzed. Majority of the students (96%) entering to medical college were from urban background and were motivated by their parents(64.7%) to join this medical profession. However, more than 2/3rd (74%) students were interested to change their profession to civil services if opportunity is given to them including self- motivated students. Out of total, 140(93.3%) students were interested even at the start of their career to do super- specialization after MBBS. 72(48%) students were having their parents as their ideal with preferring qualities like dedication, kindness, honesty and intelligence in their ideal which they would like pass on to the next generation also. 140(93.3%) students got frustrated and being angry in their life with most of the time reason being not to be understood by their parents and others. In view of these points, it is important to understand the psychological needs of adolescents and streamline their potential in right direction.


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