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Life style behaviors as contributing factors of depression among university students
Abas, Nurul Ain Hidayah
Hamzah, Hazalizah Binti
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CitationPerveen, A., Govindasamy, P., Morgul, E., Abas, N. A. H., Kee, P., Hamzah, H. B. (2019). Life style behaviors as contributing factors of depression among university students. International Review of Social Sciences (IRSS), 7(4), pp. 161–170.
This study was proposed to evaluate student’s life style behaviors as contributing factors of depression. Life style is very significant to predict mental and physical health. This study highlighted the importance of life style behaviors as predicating factors of depression. Students now a day's having challenging life style and having maladaptive behavior to handle stressors which eventually drain their productive skills to be active and healthy. Research design was cross sectional survey method, students (N=240), age (18-30 years) (Mean=22.0) were selected through randomly sampling from different faculties of Sultan Idris Education University. Structured questionnaire were used to assess the demographic information. Life style behaviors, including diet patterns, physical activity, study habits, social support, and mobile usage, financial stress, shopping behavior and sleep quality were measured by using Lifestyle Behavior Questionnaire. Depression was assessed by using Beck depression inventory. Results highlighted that students diet patterns, sleep patterns, social interaction and obsessed gadgets were significantly predicting depression among university students (p<.000). The study found the importance of life style behavior and depressive symptoms among students. This study is helpful for students and academician to increase their understanding about healthy life style behavior. Study results emphasis to enhance students healthy life style to promote healthy mental health.