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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 338-341

Relationship between intelligence and impulse control among new entrants studying in various medical disciplines


1 Students Guidance Clinic, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Mental Health Nursing, Datta Meghe College of Nursing, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Rupali Sarode
JNMC, Sawangi (M), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_175_19

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Background: Students from various medical disciplines require above-average intelligence to understand all the medical subjects and concepts as it deals with human body and human life. Impulse control (patience) is an absolute virtue of health professional courses. Health professional students are expected to possess good impulse control. Objective of the Study: The objective was to assess the relationship between intelligence and impulse control among new entrants studying in health professional courses. Study Design: This is a correlation study. Population: First-year students, both males and females, from various medical disciplines including MBBS, BDS, BAMS, and B.Sc. Nursing constituted the study population. Sample Size: A total of 400 (50 males and 50 females from each of the four health disciplines) students were selected purposively from Nagpur and Wardha districts of Maharashtra, India. Impulse Control Scale and Culture Fair Intelligence Test were used for data collection. The results showed that impulse control and intelligence are positively correlated (male: r = 0.137,P > 0.05, and female: r = 0.22, P <0.05). For overall participants, the two variables were positively and statistically significantly related (r = 0.173, P <0.05). Conclusion: The findings revealed that the higher the intelligence, greater the impulse control for both male and female new entrants of all the four medical disciplines. Female students showed greater magnitude of positive correlation as compared to male students.


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