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The Mediating Role of Resilience and Life Satisfaction in the Relationship between Stress and Burnout in Medical Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 30 December 2021 / Approved: 11 January 2022 / Online: 11 January 2022 (16:57:30 CET)

How to cite: Duarte, I.; Alves, A.; Coelho, A.; Ferreira, A.; Cabral, B.; Silva, B.; Peralta, J.; Silva, J.; Domingues, P.; Nunes, P.; Serrão, C.; Santos, C. The Mediating Role of Resilience and Life Satisfaction in the Relationship between Stress and Burnout in Medical Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2022, 2022010151 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0151.v1). Duarte, I.; Alves, A.; Coelho, A.; Ferreira, A.; Cabral, B.; Silva, B.; Peralta, J.; Silva, J.; Domingues, P.; Nunes, P.; Serrão, C.; Santos, C. The Mediating Role of Resilience and Life Satisfaction in the Relationship between Stress and Burnout in Medical Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2022, 2022010151 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0151.v1).

Abstract

Following the WHO's declaration of a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the subsequent quarantine and confinement measures that were adopted, including distance learning measures, were shown to have caused a significant deterioration in the mental health of medical students. The goal of this study was to explore the mediating role of resilience and life satisfac-tion in the relationship between perceived stress and burnout among medical students in the con-text of COVID-19. A transversal assessment was performed using an online questionnaire, to which 462 students responded. The instruments applied were the Perceived Stress Scale-10, the Resilience Scale-25 items, the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) and the Burnout Scale (Olden-burg Inventory). A regression model was estimated for each dimension of burnout. The results revealed that resilience and life satisfaction play a mediating role in the association between stress and the dimensions of burnout. This suggests that measures of promoting mental health based on resilience and improving perceptions of life should be implemented.

Keywords

Covid-19; SARs-CoV-2; burnout; stress; resilience; medical students

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Education Studies

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