Quranic Circles Attendance: A tool for stress relief among Malaysian medical students?

Authors

  • Diana Katiman Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sg Buloh, Malaysia.
  • Muhamed T Osman Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health, Universiti Pertahanan National Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, KL, Malaysia
  • Raudah Yunus Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sg Buloh, Malaysia.
  • Hapizah Nawawi Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sg Buloh, Malaysia; Institute of Pathology, Laboratory and Forensic Medicine (I-PPerForM), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sg Buloh, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2911

Keywords:

Malaysia, Medical students, Quranic Circles, Stress

Abstract

Medical students may attend Quranic Circles (QC) to cope with stress. Study objectives were to determine its prevalence and investigate its relationship with students' perception of stress and quality of life (QoL). 339 students responded. 78.8% were female and median age was 22. 118 (34.8%) students reported higher stressor levels. 73% attended QC at least a few times a month. They had high spirituality/religiosity (S/R) scores (mean Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) score = 22.43 + 3.23). They have lower stressor levels, higher S/R scores, and better QoL. Clinical year students recorded a better QoL than the pre-clinical year students.

Keywords: Malaysia, Medical students, Quranic Circles, Stress 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2911

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Katiman , D. ., Osman, M. T. ., Yunus, R. ., & Nawawi, H. . (2021). Quranic Circles Attendance: A tool for stress relief among Malaysian medical students?. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 127-133. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2911