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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part B

Analysis of depression, anxiety and stress among professional students at collegiate level


Author(s): Dr. Vineet Kumar Sharma and Dr. Nibu R Krishna

Abstract: Stress, anxiety and depression for academics among collegiate students are a cause of concern. Reports of research surveys on college student’s shows there will be 10 to 20% of students suffering from psychological problems like stress, anxiety & depression (Narasappa, 2013). The purpose of the study is to examine the current status of depression, anxiety and stress of different professional students. A group of male-female mix of 180 (N=60 each) from medical, engineering and physical education profession, of 18-25 years with mean and SD of 21.20+2.35 were selected randomly. Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) by Lovibond (1995) questionnaire was used as an instrument. Descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation and comparative statistical technique (one way ANOVA) and Post HOC test LSD were used and level of significance was set at 0.05, where the mean and SD for the three groups, medical, engineering and physical education for depression are 11.23+7.23, 9.50+9.62 and 14.97+7.21; for anxiety are 11.77+6.05, 10.35+8.3 and 16.62+6.84 and for Stress 14.05+6.13, 10.15-+8.4 and 16.8+6.47 respectively. F-value is significant as the calculated f values 7.14 for depression, 12.77 for anxiety and 13.39 for stress were found to be greater than the tabulated f value = 3.04 with 2, 177 df at 0.05 level of significance. Post HOC test analysis reveals a significant difference in depression among physical education and engineering students and among physical education and medical students. Further, there is significant difference in anxiety among physical education and engineering students and among physical education and medical students. Lastly, there is significant difference in stress among physical education, engineering and medical students. As, Aerobic exercise training has antidepressant and anxiolytic effects and protects against harmful consequences of stress Peter Salmon (2001). These results may be own due to, physical education students involves mostly in sports activities.

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Dr. Vineet Kumar Sharma and Dr. Nibu R Krishna. Analysis of depression, anxiety and stress among professional students at collegiate level. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2018; 5(3): 74-77.
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