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Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace Jul 2012

Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace

James J Brace

Psychological distress has been shown to affect the academic success, health, emotional well-being, and dropout rates of medical students. Although it can be assumed that stress has similar effects on veterinary students, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the psychological stressors and coping strategies of this group. This article focuses on selected non-academic areas (as identified through a survey of currently enrolled students) that can create significant stressors for veterinary students. Also assessed and discussed here are poor coping strategies (e.g., substance abuse) and gender differences in perceived stressors and coping strategies that emerged from the survey ...


Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace Dec 2004

Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

Psychological distress has been shown to affect the academic success, health, emotional well-being, and dropout rates of medical students. Although it can be assumed that stress has similar effects on veterinary students, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the psychological stressors and coping strategies of this group. This article focuses on selected non-academic areas (as identified through a survey of currently enrolled students) that can create significant stressors for veterinary students. Also assessed and discussed here are poor coping strategies (e.g., substance abuse) and gender differences in perceived stressors and coping strategies that emerged from the survey ...


Battered Women’S Concern For Pets: A Closer Look, Elizabeth Strand, C.A. Faver Dec 2004

Battered Women’S Concern For Pets: A Closer Look, Elizabeth Strand, C.A. Faver

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Building on the foundation of previous research about battered women's experiences with animal abuse, this study takes a closer look at: (1) the factors associated with battered women's concern for their pets and (2) decision making associated with this concern. Quantitative survey data of in-shelter domestic violence victims as well as qualitative interview data relating a domestic violence worker's experiences with pet-owning battered women are reported. Study results include: (1) a small proportion of battered women are prompted to leave abusive relationships because of concern for ...