ERIC Number: ED389995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Is Depression Related to Study Habits?
Drozd, Glenda P.; And Others
Results of a 1992 survey showed that up to 39% of adolescents and colleges students may be affected by nonclinical depression. While research shows that depression is related to achievement, it is not yet clear how depression and achievement are related. However, current data do indicate that depressed individuals may show a general malaise about studying and utilizing effective study habits. This study investigated the relation between study habits and depression in college students (n=129). Students with more depressive symptoms did not have greater difficulty with specific study behaviors, but did with off-task behaviors (i.e., with getting focused on studying). Females reported significantly more depressive symptoms than did males, which in turn significantly lowered the productivity of their study habits. The results help pinpoint specific problems exhibited by students with depressive symptoms, as well as sex differences in problems. Two figures provide samples of the instruments used in the study: Study Habits Inventory and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. Two tables report results of the study. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).