Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2015

Depression and Mental Health Reference to Gender of College Students

Prof. (Dr.) Jayendra A. Jarsaniya

Associate Professor, Smt. K. S. N. Kansagara Mahila College, Rajkot-Saurashtra University. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.096/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.096


The present study is intended was to find out the depression and mental health of college students. The variables included for the study apart from depression and mental health is gender of college students. The study was conducted on a sample of 120 students (60 boy students, 60 girl students) simple randomly selected from the various colleges at Rajkot city. Standardized questionnaire developed by Dr. D. J. Bhatt for mental health and for depression inventory developed by Beck depression inventory (Guajarati adaption) was used in this study. The data was analyzed to examine the influence of individual factors on depression and mental health dependent variables. „t‟ test was used for calculation for independent variable of gender and the Karl-person ‘r’ method used to check the correlation between depression and mental health. The results shows that there was a significant mean difference in relation to gender and result of co-relation between depression and mental health reveals -0.418 negative correlation of college students.

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015