Depression and Associated Factors among International Students in a Private University of Bangladesh

Jamilah, Adamu, Haque, Md. Imdadul, Muhammad, Faisal, Harun, Md. Golam Dostogir, Chowdhury, A. B. M. Alauddin, Akramuzzaman, Md., Arafat, S. M. Yasir and Kabir, Russell (2020) Depression and Associated Factors among International Students in a Private University of Bangladesh. Global Psychiatry, 3 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2451-4950

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Background: Depression is the second major cause of disability and is a principal source of disease burden worldwide which is quite common among international students. Aim: This study explored the depression and its associated factors among international students of a private university in Bangladesh. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 149 international students at a private university in Dhaka, Bangladesh using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D 10) Scale. Results: The prevalence of depressive symptoms among international students was 47.7%. Students’ age, marital status, satisfaction with living conditions and problems concerning studies, food, homesickness, finances, accommodation, and health were significantly associated with depression. Conclusion: This study concluded that there is an unmet need for psychological support for international students studying in Bangladesh. Appropriate support services should be directed to them to help and to overcome the challenges they face.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: International Students, Depression, Bangladesh, Private University, Factors
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 12:16
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2022 15:37

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