Fantasy proneness and thought suppresion as predictors of the Medical Student Syndrome

I.E.L. Candel*, H.L.G.J. Merckelbach

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This study examined individual differences correlates of the Medical Student Syndrome (MSS). A sample of 215 medical students completed a questionnaire measuring health complaints that had to do with their study as well as self-report scales tapping fantasy proneness, and habitual thought suppression attempts. Thirty percent (n = 65) of the respondents reported MSS complaints related to a wide variety of diseases. Fantasy proneness and thought suppression were found to be independent predictors of these complaints.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-524
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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