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Salivary Testosterone Levels Under Psychological Stress and Its Relationship with Rumination and Five Personality Traits in Medical Students

Overview of attention for article published in Psychiatry Investigation, January 2016
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Title
Salivary Testosterone Levels Under Psychological Stress and Its Relationship with Rumination and Five Personality Traits in Medical Students
Published in
Psychiatry Investigation, January 2016
DOI 10.4306/pi.2016.13.6.637
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Authors

Reza Afrisham, Sahar Sadegh-Nejadi, Omid SoliemaniFar, Wesam Kooti, Damoon Ashtary-Larky, Fatima Alamiri, Mohammad Aberomand, Sedigheh Najjar-Asl, Ali Khaneh-Keshi

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the salivary testosterone levels under psychological stress and its relationship with rumination and five personality traits in medical students. A total of 58 medical students, who wanted to participate in the final exam, were selected by simple random sampling. Two months before the exam, in the basal conditions, the NEO Inventory short form, and the Emotional Control Questionnaire (ECQ) were completed. Saliva samples were taken from students in both the basal conditions and under exam stress. Salivary testosterone was measured by ELISA. Data was analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance with repeated measures, paired samples t-test, Pearson correlation and stepwise regression analysis. Salivary testosterone level of men showed a significant increase under exam stress (p<0.05). However, a non-significant although substantial reduction observed in women. A significant correlation was found between extroversion (r=-0.33) and openness to experience (r=0.30) with salivary testosterone (p<0.05). Extraversion, aggression control and emotional inhibition predicted 28% of variance of salivary testosterone under stress. Salivary testosterone reactivity to stress can be determined by sexual differences, personality traits, and emotional control variables which may decrease or increase stress effects on biological responses, especially the salivary testosterone.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 58 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 21%
Researcher 12 21%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 26%
Psychology 9 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Neuroscience 3 5%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 12 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 August 2020.
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#8,880,090
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Outputs from Psychiatry Investigation
#148
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#170,437
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Outputs of similar age from Psychiatry Investigation
#10
of 44 outputs
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