• Maleeha Iqbal1, Rashid Ahmad2, Shama Iqbal3, Humera Gabeen4, Yasir Khan5, Muhammad Bilal6


Anger, emotional well-being, medical students, gender disparities, medical education.


BACKGROUND: The psychological welfare of medical students holds significant importance in their academic pursuits and
prospective professional trajectories. The emotion of anger is an intricate and diverse phenomenon that has the potential to
exert a substantial influence on the psychological well-being of individuals pursuing medical education. This influence may
extend to their academic achievements and the quality of care they provide to patients. Gaining insight into the determinants
that elicit anger among medical students is imperative for the development of focused interventions and support mechanisms.
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study is to examine the factors that elicit anger among medical students. This
research aims to acquire a deeper understanding of the origins of anger and any potential differences between male and female
medical students. The goal is to utilize this knowledge to develop effective strategies that can improve the emotional resilience
and overall well-being of medical trainees. METHOD: The study utilized a qualitative methodology, to gather data and was
carried out at Peshawar Medical College, Peshawar. The study encompassed a heterogeneous cohort of medical students, who
were selected to ensure representation of different educational backgrounds and stages of training. The frequency and intensity
of anger-provoking factors were evaluated using a structured questionnaire. This questionnaire covered various aspects, such
as academic pressures, interpersonal relationships, and clinical experiences. The study was conducted with careful attention to
ethical considerations. RESULTS: The survey results unveiled a diverse range of factors that incite anger, encompassing
feelings of frustration, setbacks in academic pursuits, personal losses, and everyday inconveniences. Significantly, disparities
based on gender were observed about these triggers. Female medical students encountered distinct difficulties associated with
gender roles and societal expectations, resulting in an impact on their experiences of anger. The utilization of qualitative
interviews yielded intricate and detailed narratives regarding these experiences, thereby illuminating the intricate emotional
aspects of medical education. CONCLUSION: The study highlights the significance of acknowledging and resolving angerinducing factors among medical students, as well as the potential disparities in these provoking circumstances. Tailored
treatments and support networks play a crucial role in fostering the emotional well-being and resilience of medical students,
regardless of their gender. By embracing continuous learning and practical application of Islamic teachings, individuals can
effectively manage and overcome anger, fostering a composed and harmonious disposition


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Maleeha Iqbal1, Rashid Ahmad2, Shama Iqbal3, Humera Gabeen4, Yasir Khan5, Muhammad Bilal6. (2024). ASSESSING THE ANGER-PROVOKING FACTORS IN MEDICAL STUDENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY.: JPUMHS;2024:14:01,1-9. Journal of Peoples University of Medical &Amp; Health Sciences Nawabshah. (JPUMHS), 14(1), 1–9. Retrieved from