Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

The Moderating Effect of Spirituality on the Relationship Between Academic Life Stressors and Perceived Stress in Medical Undergraduate Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293361,
        author={Abdul  Mujib and Syahidah  Rena},
        title={The Moderating Effect of Spirituality on the Relationship Between Academic Life Stressors and Perceived Stress in Medical Undergraduate Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Religion and Mental Health, ICRMH 2019, 18 - 19 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICRMH},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={spirituality stressors stress self-buffer psychological well-being},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293361}
    }
    
  • Abdul Mujib
    Syahidah Rena
    Year: 2020
    The Moderating Effect of Spirituality on the Relationship Between Academic Life Stressors and Perceived Stress in Medical Undergraduate Students
    ICRMH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-9-2019.2293361
Abdul Mujib1,*, Syahidah Rena1
  • 1: UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta Institut and Ilmu Al- Qur’an Jakarta
*Contact email: abdul.mujib@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

This present study set out to examine whether spirituality would positively or negatively moderated the links between stressors and perceived stress. A total of 263 college students at state and private religiously affiliated universities (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah and University of YARSI) were involved in this study. Three scales namely the perceived stress scale, spiritual well-being questionnaire and medical students stressors questionnaire were utilized to measure stress, spirituality and academic life stressors. Using hierarchy moderated regression analysis, the results revealed that spirituality significantly moderated the relationship between academic life stressors and stress (β=.010, sig=0.03<0.05). The result explained that spirituality enervated the adverse effect of stressors on stress. Since, the spirituality was proved as a useful self-buffer among undergraduates in maintaining psychological well-being throughout facing and dealing with academic life stressors. These findings had implications for promoting prevention programs to develop students’ coping skills by admitting greater emphasis on spirituality.