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Beyond prevalence to process: The role of self and identity in medical student well-being

Mavor, Kenneth; McNeill, Kathleen; Anderson, Katrina; Kerr, Annelise; O'Reilly, Erin; Platow, Michael

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Context: Problematic stress levels among medical students have been well established. This stress can lead to depression, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, burnout and cynicism, having a negative effect on students and their patients. Methods: We propose to move towards examining the processes underlying well-being in some medical students and vulnerability in others. We draw upon social psychological literature to propose that self-complexity, medical student identity and associated norms...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69831
Source: Medical Education
DOI: 10.1111/medu.12375

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