Mental health problems and associated predictors among Bangladeshi students

Mamun, M.A., Hossain, M.S. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2019. Mental health problems and associated predictors among Bangladeshi students. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Common mental health problems are regarded as public health concerns and can contribute to risky behaviors such as suicide among university students in extreme cases. However, there is a lack of studies concerning such issues in Bangladesh. The present study aimed to fill this knowledge gap by investigating the prevalence and associated risk predictors of depression, anxiety, and stress among Bangladeshi university students. The sample comprised 590 undergraduates attending Jahangirnagar University (Dhaka, Bangladesh) who completed an offline survey including sociodemographic questions, behavioral variables, and the 21-item Bangla Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (BDASS-21). The prevalence of moderate to the extremely severe levels of depression, anxiety, and stress was 52.2%, 58.1%, and 24.9%, respectively. There were no significant gender differences in depression, anxiety, and stress. Risk factors for depression included coming from a lower class family, being a cigarette smoker, and engaging in less physical exercise. Risk factors for anxiety and stress included being engaged in a relationship. The findings need to be further replicated among other Bangladeshi university students to help in the development of better intervention programs and appropriate support services targeting this vulnerable group including a focus of suicide prevention and awareness.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Mamun, M.A., Hossain, M.S. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 29 October 2019
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
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10.1007/s11469-019-00144-8DOI
1210382Other
Rights: © The Author(s) 2019. Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 31 Oct 2019 10:06
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 10:06
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38083

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