A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY AMONG MEDICAL AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Laishram Sarojkumari Devi, Dr. Nishi Fatma

Abstract


The present study was been undertaken with a view to compare the levels of anxiety and depression among the medical and engineering students in Jaipur. The data was collected through accidental sampling method with total sample of 120 students comprising of 60 medical and 60 engineering students. Samples were been taken from two different educational institutes of Jaipur City.Depression and Anxiety Test were been used in this study for the measurement of the levels of depression and anxiety respectively. There has been much research to suggest that depression, anxiety and stress among students are common but there are less research works on the comparison of the anxiety and depression among medical students and engineering students.Statistical method t-test was usedto find out if there is any significant
difference in the level of anxiety and depression among the students of medical and engineering courses. Results were found that the medical students are more depressed and have more anxiety at 0.01 significant valuesas compared to the engineering students.


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Depression, Anxiety, Medical and Engineering students.

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