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Validation of the perceived stress scale (Pss-10) in medical and health sciences students in Hong Kong

Chen, JY; Chin, WY; Tiwari, A; Wong, J; Wong, ICK; Worsley, A; Feng, Y; ... Lau, CS; + view all (2021) Validation of the perceived stress scale (Pss-10) in medical and health sciences students in Hong Kong. The Asia Pacific Scholar , 6 (2) pp. 31-37. 10.29060/TAPS.2021-6-2/OA2328. Green open access

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The demanding nature of medical and health sciences studies can cause stress among students in these disciplines affecting their wellbeing and academic performance. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) is a widely used measure of perceived stress among medical students and healthcare professionals that has not yet been validated among medical and health sciences students in Hong Kong. The aim of this study is to establish the construct validity and reliability of the PSS-10 in this context. METHODS: 267 final year medical and health sciences students were surveyed using the PSS-10. The data were analysed using exploratory factor analysis for construct validity and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and corrected item-total correlations for reliability. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis revealed a two-factor structure for PSS-10, with Cronbach’s alpha of 0.865 and 0.796, indicating good internal consistency. Corrected item-total correlations showed satisfactory correlation ranged from 0.539 to 0.748 for all items and their respective subscale. Both tests supported PSS-10 as a two-factor scale. CONCLUSIONS: The PSS-10 is a valid measure for assessing perceived stress in Hong Kong medical and health sciences students.

Type: Article
Title: Validation of the perceived stress scale (Pss-10) in medical and health sciences students in Hong Kong
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.29060/TAPS.2021-6-2/OA2328
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.29060/TAPS.2021-6-2/OA2328
Language: English
Additional information: The Asia Pacific Scholar by Centre for Medical Education is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Keywords: Undergraduate Students, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Validation, Perceived Stress
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Practice and Policy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130898
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