Kepekaan terhadap Humor berhubungan dengan Tingkat Kecemasan Mahasiswa Fakultas Kedokteran Saat Menghadapi Ujian

Muhammad Yusuf Karim, Suyatmi Suyatmi, Zulaika Nur Afifah

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Background:Medical students are facing examination in each topics to evaluate  learning achievement. An examination could be a trigger for anxiety. Uncontrolled anxiety could affect the learning achievement. Coping mechanism is needed to decrease the anxiety level. One of the coping mechanisms to decrease anxiety level is sense of humor. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether sense of humor could affect the anxiety level.

Methods:This was an observational analytic with cross-sectional design study.The subjects were First Year Medical Students of Universitas Sebelas Maret. The sample was collected by simple random sampling method. Sense of Humor was assesed using Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale (MSHS). Anxiety level was assesed using Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS). Collected data was analyzed with Kolmogorov-Smirnov Normality Test and Pearson Correlation Test.

Results: There were 152 samples in this study. The mean of sense of humor and anxiety level were 69.90 ± 7.22 and 22.16 ± 6.93 respectively. The majority of the samples showed that 78.3% had a high sense of humor, while 21.7% had a moderate sense of humor. More than half of the samples (50.7%) were anxious and 49.3% were not anxious. The result of the Pearson correlation test showed r= -0.263 and p= 0.001.

Conclusions:This study indicates a negative correlation between sense of humor and anxiety level towards examination on First Year Medical Student of Universitas Sebelas Maret.

 

Keywords: sense of humor, anxiety level, examination

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