The causes of depression among adolescents At Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Rahmat bin Abdullah and Mahathir Mohammad bin Rahim and Mohd Alizwan bin Mohammad Asyri, and Mohamad Zul Ilman bin Ramza and Caroline Geetha (2022) The causes of depression among adolescents At Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Malaysian Journal of Business and Economics, 9 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2289-6856

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This study aims to identify what are the causes of depression among a sample of adolescents in Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Among the reasons surveyed by researchers were family conflict, financial difficulties, exam pressure and assignment-induced psychogenic headaches and also social media. The quantitative of all acquisition data is based on the survey through the distribution of questionnaires to 54 respondents selected at random and also research from the previous study. The results of the survey were measured using reliability analysis and correlation coefficient for each independent variable determined. In addition, the implementation of an approach to measure the level of depression for each respondent was made using the Beck Depression Inventory assessment. At the end of this study, the results found that only one factor was significant in promoting the symptoms of depression among adolescents at Universiti Malaysia Sabah which is the influence of social media. There is a positive relationship between the use of social media among adolescents to the reason they suffer from depression. The results confirmed that the use of social media could increase depression and loneliness among adolescents in Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Depression , Anxiety , Adolescents , Social media , Family conflict , Exam pressure , Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC31-1245 Internal medicine > RC321-571 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > RC346-429 Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system Including speech disorders > RC435-571 Psychiatry > RC512-569.5 Psychopathology > RC530-552 Neuroses
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ1-570 Pediatrics > RJ370-550 Diseases of children and adolescents
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2023 08:44
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 08:44

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