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MATSINHE, Mário da Cruz Elias; CANDIDO, Antónia Maria; ABACAR, Mussa  e  ALIANTE, Gildo. Stress symptoms of mozambican psychology students. Mudanças [online]. 2020, vol.28, n.2, pp. 01-09. ISSN 0104-3269.

This study aimed to evaluate the symptoms of stress in students of the Psychology course at a public University in the southern region of Mozambique, verifying possible associations with sociodemographic and academic variables. The study involved a sample of 100 undergraduate students, 78 of which were female and 22 were male, aged between 18 and 51 years. Data were collected using a sociodemographic questionnaire and the Lipp Stress Symptoms Inventory -LSSI. The statistical analyzes carried out suggest that 45%of the investigated students did not present stress, 55%showed signs of stress, 40%in the resistance phase, 13%in the exhaustion phase and 2%in the alert phase, with a predominance of psychological symptoms. The profile of students with greater vulnerability to stress consists of the following characteristics: being female, being between 18 and 25 years old, being single, being in the 3rd in the course, and not having a job. In conclusion, the results allow considering the presence of an installed picture of stress in the investigated students, emphasizing the importance of sociodemographic and academic variables in the perception of the phenomenon. Hence, it is necessary to implement psychosocial assistance and care services for students at the University.

Palavras-chave : Stress; Mental health; University education.

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