DEPRESSION AMONG PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT AREAS
Dr. Vikram Singh, Dr. T. Onima Reddy and Dr. Vijay Prakash
The purpose of the study was to assess and compare depression among professional students from different areas. For the purpose of the study, 150 professional students from different areas (50 Medical Students, 50 Engineering Students & 50 Physical Education Students) were selected randomly on the basis of stratified random sampling. The subjects were selected from Banaras Hindu University. The age level of the subjects ranged from 18 to 25 years. Keeping the feasibility criterion in mind, the depression variable was selected for the present study. Depression was assessed with the help of Goldberg Depression Questionnaire (GDQ) constructed and standardized by Ivan Goldberg. To assess and Compare the level of depression among professional students from different areas, Descriptive Statistics i.e. (Mean, Standard Deviation) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used. The level of significance was set at 0.05 level. Significant difference was found among Medical Students, Engineering Students and Physical Education Students in relation to Depression. Physical Education Students possessed greater/higher Depression in comparison to Medical Students, and Engineering Students. In case of Depression significant difference was found between Medical Students and Engineering Students; Medical Students and Physical Education Students; Engineering Students and Physical Education Students and the observed sequence of performance was found Physical Education Students > Medical Students > Engineering Students in relation to Depression.
Keywords: Depression Unipolar and Intrapsychic
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