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Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions

Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan.

Abstract
The literature has a paucity of studies on the risk of depression among tertiary students and early
adolescents, particularly in developing countries like the Philippines. The lack of such studies can contribute to
weak mental health intervention programs in the universities. Hence, this cross-sectional survey was conducted to
fill such gaps by determining the risk of depression among college students in a private higher education institution.
Through a stratified sampling technique, 292 third-year students of varying courses have participated in this study.
The Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ) was used as a screening tool to discriminate the depressed from the
non-depressed students and to detect those at risk of having depression. Results indicated the course has a
significant difference in the risk of depression, while age and gender do not have. It concluded that the risk of
depression varies among courses. However, the majority of college students are potentially at risk in their tertiary
years. Ramifications to the Guidance and Counseling Office were offered. Moreover, ideas on implementation and
research opportunities concerning mental health interventions were discussed.

Key words: academic stress, student depression, negative automatic thoughts, college students, Philippine Higher Education Institution


 
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Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan. Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions . JCR. 2020; 7(15): 1041-1049. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143


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Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan. Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions . http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=120072 [Access: September 17, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143


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Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan. Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions . JCR. 2020; 7(15): 1041-1049. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan. Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions . JCR. (2020), [cited September 17, 2020]; 7(15): 1041-1049. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143



Harvard Style

Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan (2020) Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions . JCR, 7 (15), 1041-1049. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143



Turabian Style

Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan. 2020. Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 1041-1049. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143



Chicago Style

Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan. "Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1041-1049. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan. "Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions ." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.15 (2020), 1041-1049. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jefferson L. Taguionod, Madeilyn B. Estacio, Ferdinand Bulusan (2020) Am I at the Road to Depression? Risk of Depression among Tertiary Students toward University Mental Health Interventions . Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15), 1041-1049. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.15.143