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Effects of economic situation and gender on anxiety and depression in full-time psychology students
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine whether having a precarious economic situation had an influence on the level of anxiety and depression in full-time psychology students at university level. The research also include potential differences between male and female students. Method: 140 students filled out a questionnaire including standard questions from the HADS to be able to analyse the experienced level of anxiety and/or depression in relation to gender, having a part-time job and receiving economic support from parents. Results: female gender and not receiving any economic support from parents seem to have a significant effect on the experience of both anxiety and depression. Conclusion: gender and economic struggles seem to have an impact on anxiety and depression in university students although further research on a larger population is necessary to increase the power of these results.

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2015. , 15 p.
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student, economy, anxiety, depression, gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19860Archive number: PSC-2015-9OAI: diva2:825694
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inget program (fristående kurs)
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-24 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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