ISSN:2320-9151 Impact Factor:3.5

Volume 10, Issue 5, May 2022 Edition - IEEE-SEM Journal Publication

SOCIAL PARENTAL FACTORS PREDISPOSING DEPRESSION AMONG UNDERGRADUATES OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN EDO STATEPDF

Dr. Efosa-Ehioghiren, Augustina Izehiuwa & Iwenanogie, Augusta Obosa

This study examines social parental factors predisposing depression among undergraduates of public universities in Edo State. Four objectives as well as research questions and hypotheses were formulated in line with the objectives of the study. The cross sectional survey research design was used in the study. The population consists of 23,798 students in the 2018/2019 academic year. Specifically, 10,204 students were sampled from Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma while 13,594 students from University of Benin respectively. 12 students were randomly selected from 22 departments’ respectively. The hypotheses formulated were tested with Descriptive statistics (percentages, cross-tabulations, mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (independent sample t- test, Pearson correlation coefficient, and ANOVA using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.0 software package. The study reveals that there is significant difference in the prevalence of depression among undergraduates students of public Universities in Edo State in their social parental determinant, socio-demographic characteristics of undergraduates of public Universities in Edo State. The study concluded that there is no doubt that mental illness among university student ends with negative consequences on individual, family, and community and recommended among other that Counseling and preventive mental health services should be an essential part of the routine investigation of undergraduate students. Along with this, actions should be taken to encourage the students to seek help on exposure to depression