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The Prevalence of Depression in Chinese University Students and their Parents: A Cross-Sectional Study | Abstract
Journal of Forensic Psychology

Journal of Forensic Psychology
Open Access

ISSN: 2475-319X

+19473334405

Abstract

The Prevalence of Depression in Chinese University Students and their Parents: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jafar Rashidnia

Depression among university and college students is on the rise across the globe, and it is speculated that the present
economic shockwaves due to COVID-19 might have increased the prevalence of parental depression in Chinese
University students. Previous studies on the prevalence of parental depression in Chinese university students have
depicted figures ranging from 7% to 15%. However, such fluctuations were due to the study design, which included
specific provinces of China. The present cross-sectional study provided comprehensive evidence on the prevalence
of depression in parents of Chinese University Students as well as in the latter amidst COVID-19. The study showed
that the prevalence of depression in parents of Chinese University Students and the students themselves were
17% and 47%, respectively. Therefore, it could be inferred that the COVID-19 pandemic has not contributed
significantly to the prevalence of depression in parents of Chinese University students. However, the prevalence of
depression in Chinese University students is higher compared to previous studies. Future studies should explore the
reason for such high rates of depression in the concerned stakeholders.
 

Published Date: 2021-01-28;

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