The Consequence of Terror Based Oppression on The Psychological Condition of Professional Undergraduate Dental Students
Background: Terrorism-associated depression may affect the student's studies as well as their social and scholastic activities. Fear-based oppression not only influences society's behavior but also affects dental undergraduate students' attitudes towards studies.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of fear-based oppression on the psychological condition of professional undergraduate dental students.
Methods: The cross-sectional study included dental undergraduates enrolled in BDS programs, using a non-purposive convenience sampling method. A sample size of 210 had inclusion criteria of male and female undergraduates from first to final year BDS, with an age range of 18 to 24 years. Non-consented participants were excluded. Information gathered utilizing a predesigned questionnaire incorporates different aspects of the effect of terrorism on the psychological health of students.
Results: Terrorism was accepted as a part of the participants' lives, and the majority of them agreed that it had an impact on their academic progress. Despite all the difficulties, they wish to live in Pakistan after graduation. The majority of females in Pakistan are optimistic that terrorism will be eradicated. Participants agreed that there is an association between terrorism and politics, while an almost equal agreement was achieved for institutional safety from terrorism among both genders.
The effect of fear-based oppression on the psychological condition of professional undergraduate students must be considered seriously for the psychological and emotional well-being of students.
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