DETERMINANT FACTORS OF DEPRESSION: A SURVEY AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

  • Amal K Suleiman Department of Pharmaceutical Practices, College of Pharmacy, Princess Noura bint Abulrahman University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Nur Farhan Izzaty Ismadi Vector-borne Diseases Research Group (VERDI), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Fahad Riaz Choudhry Department of Psychology, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia
  • Khadeeja Munawar Department of Psychology, University of Wah, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
  • Muhammed Abdul Hameed Vector-borne Diseases Research Group (VERDI), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Keywords: Depression, University students, Gender Differences, Determinant factors

Abstract

We compared the determinant factors of depression; among faculties in university, among junior and senior students, and gender differences among representative samples of faculties in university. Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) consisting for 20 questions was used to assess the status of well-being of students. A total of 240 students participated and completed the assessment forms. The results were then compared and analyzed using the IBM SPSS Statistics version 21. There was no effect of faculty on depression (p=0.854). The association between year of study and depression was not statistically significant (p≥0.05). Likewise, the association between gender and depression was statistically not significant (p≥0.05). The study revealed absence of statistically significant effect of faculty on depression. It was also found that gender and depression as well as year of study and depression were not statistically significant.

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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Amal K Suleiman, Nur Farhan Izzaty Ismadi, Fahad Riaz Choudhry, Khadeeja Munawar, & Muhammed Abdul Hameed. (2017). DETERMINANT FACTORS OF DEPRESSION: A SURVEY AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 17(3), 97-103. https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.17/no.3/art.222