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A Survey on the Knowledge of Depression among College Students in Shaanxi

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DOI: 10.23977/appep.2022.030601 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 475


Mengjun Li 1, Ying Zhang 1


1 Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China

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Ying Zhang


Objectives Understand the knowledge of Shaanxi college students about depression, provide the basis and suggestions for strengthening college students' mental health, and reduce the harm caused by depression. Methods A total of 1340 college students from some colleges and universities in Shaanxi were randomly selected, and self-compiled depression-related knowledge questionnaires were used to conduct the surveys, and SPSS23.0 software was used to statistically analyze the data. Results 4.1% of college students knew nothing about depression; 76.9% of college students believe that people with depression are dangerous; 84.5% of college students believe that depression can occur in people of almost all ages; 32.6% of college students believe that depression is hereditary; there are significant differences in college students' overall knowledge of depression by gender, place of residence, grade, and professional category. Conclusion College students' knowledge of depression is not good, and college students' understanding and awareness of depression should be strengthened.


College Students, Depression, Relevant Knowledge, Knowledge of the Situation, Survey


Mengjun Li, Ying Zhang, A Survey on the Knowledge of Depression among College Students in Shaanxi . Applied & Educational Psychology (2022) Vol. 3: 1-8. DOI:


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