Study on the need to implement mentorship for the emotional development among medical students

Ramidha V P


Introduction: In this study the effect of mentoring on the emotional development of medical students of Malabar medical college hospital and research centre were studied. The study group consisted of medical students who are exposed to a lot of complex situations throughout their academic tenure and their professional life thereafter. Assessing the quality of emotions is important for medical students, the emotional maturity is an explicitly important aspect of their future professional development. Thus the study makes a much needed effort to find out the influence of emotional maturity on the performance among the First year MBBS students of Malabar medical college. The ability of introducing mentorship programme and how it can influence the emotional wellbeing and thereby show a better performance.

Materials and Methods: The study population included preclinical medical students of first MBBS (2017-2018). Data were collected using ‘Emotional Maturity Scale’ to study the emotional maturity. The data were then compiled and analyzed using SPSS Version 18. The paired T test and chi-square tests method was carried out to find the significance of the association between the variables. There is significant association between emotional maturity and performance after mentorship (p -value < 0.001).

Results: Among the study participants, 27.5% and 72.5% were males and females, respectively. The study demonstrated a strong association between improvements in emotional maturity of the students by the influence of mentoring being implemented in the student’s activity.


Keywords: Mentoring, Academic performance, Emotional maturity, Mentorship: Medical students.

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