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Title: Depression, Anxiety And Stress Among First Year Addis Ababa University Students: Magnitude, And Relationship With Academic Achievement And Selfesteem By: Mulugeta
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: . Sileshi Zeleke (Dr)
Mulugeta, Deribe
Keywords: managing their educational activities
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Students experiencing psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety and stress, may face problems in managing their educational activities. The main objective of the study was to assess depression, anxiety and stress among Addis Ababa University first year students: its magnitude, relationship with academic achievement and self-esteem. To achieve the objective cross sectional research design was employed. This study could help many parties, such as educators, counselors, and psychologists to design and develop proper intervention programmes to reduce psychological problems among students. The main campus college of Social Sciences, college of Education and Behavioral studies and school of Social Work freshman students of Addis Ababa University students were the aggregate population of the study. The total number of population was 502. Of this 259 students were obtained by using proportionate stratified random sampling technique using colleges and departments as strata. DAS-S-depression, anxiety, stress scale, Rosenberg self-esteem scale and a questionnaires developed by the researcher to identify the factors of depression, anxiety and stress were used to collect the data. Quantitatively the collected data was analyzed by using percentage, Pearson correlation, bi-point serial correlation chi-square and Univariate ANOVA. Among the participants 18.5 % of the respondents scored high on depression (13.1 %-mild and 5.4% were moderate in depression levels of severity), 28.6% scored high level of anxiety (13.1% mild, 14.7% moderate, and 0.8% severe) and 24% scored high level of stress (14.3% mild and 8.1% moderate level of stress). The Pearson correlation results indicate that the three independent variables have significant relationship with dependent variables (academic achievement and self-esteem). The results suggest that the early prevention of anxiety, depression and stress is critical since, if left untreated, it can have serious consequences on students’ future health and career possibilities.
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