Psychical and Emotional State of Students Studying at Vilnius Pedagogical University Cover Image

Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto studentų psichoemocinė savijauta
Psychical and Emotional State of Students Studying at Vilnius Pedagogical University

Author(s): Zita Vida Zlatkuvienė, Vida Juškelienė, Regina Proškuvienė, Marijona Černiauskienė
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: students; deptession; anxiety.

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study is to evaluate prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders among first year students of Vilnius Pedagogical University. The investigation was carried out with the help of an interview using the HAD (Hospital Anxiety and Depression) scale. The data analysis indicates that the psychical and emotional state of students is not good. Clear signs of depression were found in 6.7 percent, anxiety disorders in 32.2 percent, potential depression in 48.4 percent and potential anxiety disorders in 51-4 percent of the cases. Depression and anxiety disorders are more usual for women than men. We get more cases of depression connected with age. Depression and anxiety disorders are more frequent among those who come to study from rural areas. As depression and anxiety disorders are widely spread prevention measures are an important factor, namely, clarification of reasons for psychical and emotional disorders, application of social therapy, and help for adaptation for those coming from rural areas.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 70
  • Page Range: 165-168
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Lithuanian