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RMJ. 2016; 41(2): 234-237

Occupational stress among faculty of Wah Medical College; a comparative study

Shezadi Sabah Imran, Musarat Ramzan, Khola Waheed Khan, Imrana Maqsood.

Objectives: To determine level of stress among faculty of Wah Medical College, compare levels of stress among clinical and basic sciences faculty and to assess gender difference in the level of stress among the faculty.
Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on basic and clinical sciences faculty of Wah Medical College, Pakistan. A convenient sample of 115 faculty members was included in the study. A questionnaire was given to all of them but 83 members filled those by themselves. Analysis was done by using SPSS version 19.
Results: Out of total 83 faculty members, basic sciences teachers were 43 while 40 were from clinical sciences and majority (65.1%) of them were females. The mean stress score was 2.46, which falls in the moderate range of stress level. Clinical and basic sciences faculty showed no significant difference in their stress scores (p=0.640) but significant difference was observed between stress scores of male and female faculty; female faculty was more stressed.
Conclusion: Medical faculty of Wah Medical College was under stress, especially the female faculty and it is an alarming situation which need immediate solution otherwise it may affect standard of medical education.

Key words: Occupational stress, faculty, gender, teaching.

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