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| Published: December 08, 2021

Measuring the Levels of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among the College Students

Ms. Ayesha Anjum

Lecturer in Psychology, Humanities Department, Mazoon College, Muscat, Oman. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. Sharon Jemima Julius

Lecturer in Psychology, Humanities Department, Mazoon College, Muscat, Oman. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.102.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.102

ABSTRACT

The present study measures the level and relationship of depression, stress and anxiety among the students of Mazoon College. Depression is considered to be a major mood disorder leading to the persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest. Stress is said to be our body’s response any sort of external or internal pressure. Individuals expresses stress when they encounter a threatening situation. Anxiety is another variable in the present study. The term anxiety means an emotion that is featured by tension, worries and leading to many physical changes such as increased in the blood pressure. The present study includes a sample of 100 students from both the genders. The three variables in the present study are stress, anxiety and depression. Randomized sampling is used as a technique for data collection. The present investigation is an exploratory and descriptive design of research. Both primary data and the secondary data is taken into consideration in the present research. The questionnaire used was Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale – 21 Items (DASS-21). The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale – 21 Items (DASS-21) is a set of three self-report scales designed to measure the emotional states of depression, anxiety and stress.  This scale is designed by Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. in the year 1995. This questionnaire is reliable to measure the emotional adjustments of adolescents. The major findings of the present study are 20% are having moderate depression, 30% are having moderate anxiety and 19% have moderate level stress. There is a positive relationship between depression and anxiety, anxiety and stress and stress and depression.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.102.20210904

10.25215/0904.102

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021