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Depression, Self-Esteem, and Lifestyle Factors Among University Students in Singapore and Malaysia

Depression, Self-Esteem, and Lifestyle Factors Among University Students in Singapore and Malaysia
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Author(s): Gary Kwok (Monash University, Malaysia)and Cai Lian Tam (Monash University, Malaysia)
Copyright: 2023
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
Pages: 18
Source title: International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/ijissc.314562

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Abstract

Depression is one of the leading mental health disorders that occurs frequently among university students. Self-esteem and lifestyle factors are modifiable factors that have the potential of preventing depression. The study aimed to explore the relationship for depression, self-esteem, and lifestyle factors among university students in Singapore and Malaysia, and whether individual lifestyle factors mediate the relationship. Participants completed an online questionnaire that consisted of socio-demographic, Beck Depression Inventory-ll. Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and Simple Lifestyle Indicator Questionnaire. Data analyses showed that low self-esteem, diet, high smoking, and stress predicted an increase in the level of depression. Stress was a significant mediator for self-esteem and depression. Findings suggested that those with low self-esteem perceived stress as unmanageable, thereby increasing the level of depression scores.

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