RELATIONSHIP AMONG DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Agnes Okorie, Jummai Garba, Hafsat Lawal Kontagora

Abstract


This study investigated the relationship among depression, anxiety and academic achievement of undergraduate university students. Two (2) Objectives were formulated to guide this study, and two (2) null hypotheses were tested. Survey design was used in carrying out the research. A total of 200 undergraduate students were chosen in a randomized cluster sample. The Beck depression inventory (BDI) and The Spielberger trait anxiety inventory (TAI) was used to measure anxiety in this study. Findings revealed that that significant relationship exists between anxiety and academic achievement among undergraduate students (p = 0.000 and r = 0.957) and that significant relationship also exists between depression and academic achievement among undergraduate science education students. (p = 0.001, r = 0.837). It was recommended that school counsellors and psychologists should be encouraged to address the menace of anxiety and depression among students so as to enhance their academic achievement.

Keywords


Relationship, Depression, Anxiety, Academic achievement, University education.

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