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Circadian Typology and Personality Dimensions of Croatian Students of Health-Related University Majors

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Faculty of Medicine Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Osijek University Hospital, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Department for Dermatology and Venereology, Osijek University Hospital, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Histology, Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(13), 4794; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134794
Received: 16 May 2020 / Revised: 26 June 2020 / Accepted: 28 June 2020 / Published: 3 July 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between circadian preferences and personality dimensions among 712 students of three different majors from the Faculty of Medicine, Osijek: medical students (MD), nursing students (RN) and medical laboratory diagnostics students (MLD). For the measurement of personality dimensions, the IPIP50 Big-Five questionnaire was used. The circadian preference of students was assessed using the reduced morningness-eveningness questionnaire (rMEQ). Several significant results were observed and there was a significant difference in circadian preference among the three tested groups, with RN students scoring highest on the morningness scale and MLD students scoring the lowest. RN students scored significantly higher on agreeableness and conscientiousness than the other two groups. On the other hand, MD students scored higher on intellect than the MLD students. MLD students scored the lowest on emotional stability scales. Morning type students had higher conscientiousness and emotional stability scores. These results imply that circadian preference and personality traits are crucial elements of medical professionals’ wellbeing. With this paper, we would like to raise awareness about common personality traits and adherence to certain circadian orientations in medical professionals as a motivation to introduce a more flexible view towards strict time and task divisions in everyday practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: morningness-eveningness; chronobiology; medical students; university students; Big-Five morningness-eveningness; chronobiology; medical students; university students; Big-Five
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Milić, J.; Milić Vranješ, I.; Krajina, I.; Heffer, M.; Škrlec, I. Circadian Typology and Personality Dimensions of Croatian Students of Health-Related University Majors. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4794.

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