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Table 4 Top 5 stressors for the preclinical ‘26 item’ DES

From: A longitudinal study of psychological stress among undergraduate dental students at the University of Jordan

Fifth year results First year results
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Full loaded day 3.62 (0.7) Examination and grades 3.23 (0.8)
Examination and grades 3.58 (0.7) Full loaded day 2.91 (0.9)
Amount of assigned work 3.52 (0.7) Fear of failing a course or year 2.86 (1.1)
Late ending time 3.49 (0.7) Lack of relaxation time 2.86 (1.0)
Fear of being unable to catch up with work 3.42 (0.8) Fear of being unable to catch up with work 2.73 (1.0)