ERIC Number: ED477960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
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The Effects of Social Economic Status, Social Support, Gender, Ethnicity and Grade Point Average on Depression among College Students.
Ndoh, Sunday; Scales, Josie
Previous research has indicated that depression, the most common psychological disorder experienced by over 19 million Americans, can be related to such factors as ethnicity, social support, social economic status, academic achievement and gender. One hundred and sixty students from Johnson C. Smith University and Tennessee State University were administered Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Social Provision Scale (SPS). One hundred and ten of these students were black, 50 were white; 96 were female, 64 were male. A stepwise multiple regression and independent t-test techniques were used for data analysis. The results showed that social support, social economic class, and grade point average were inversely and significantly related to depression level. No significant differences were identified in the depression scores between black and white or male and female. (Contains 18 references and 3 tables.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: An Imperfect World: Resonance from the Nation's Violence. 2002 Monograph Series, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of African American Studies, the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, the National Association of Native American Studies, and the International Association of Asian Studies (Houston, TX, February 11-16, 2002).