Current Issue (Volume 02 - Issue 10)

Paper Title :: Poor academic performance as predictor of depression among university students
Author Name :: Tehmina Zainab and Anam Zafar
Country :: Pakistan
Page Number :: 01-05
Present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between Academic performance and Depression among university students. It was hypothesized that poor academic performance is the predictor of depression among university students. Sample of 100 students (50 males and 50 females) was selected from university. Depression Anxiety Stress Scale was used for the measurement. Linear regression was performed to test the hypothesis. Additional analysis was conducted to check the gender difference in Depression. Present study approved the hypothesis that poor Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) lead students to develop depression. Results also revealed that there is significant difference among gender on the basis of depression.
Keywords: Academic performance, Gender Differences, Depression and Students
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