Assessment of Psychosocial Problems among College Students in Selected Educational Institution, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu

  • R. Pavithra1, A. Mozhiyarasi1, M. Nandhini2, S. Murugan1, Devaki3
Keywords: Assess, Psychosocial Problems, somatic symptoms, anxiety/insomnia, social dysfunction, severe depression.

Abstract

Assessment of Psychosocial Problems Among College Students in Selected educational institute,
Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu. Aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of psychosocial problems
among college students. Objectives of the study to assess the level of psychosocial problems among
college students, to find out the association between the level of psychosocial problems with their selected
demographic variables. Non experimental descriptive design used for this study. The samples were selected
by using convenient sampling 120 college students from selected educational institution. Self structured
demographic questionnaire used to assess the demographic variables and Standardised General Health
Questionnaire (GHQ-28) used to assess the level of psychosocial problems in college students.
Data collected from 01-04-2019 to 06-04-2019. The data collected from 120 college students (Girls and
Boys) in the age group between 18 to 22 years in selected Educational institution. Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan
Engineering College (Pooncheri), Tamil Nadu. The study result shows psychosocial problems among
college students 8 (6.6%) have faced somatic symptoms, 62 (51.6%) anxiety/insomnia, 97 (80.83%) social
dysfunction and 79 (65.83%) severe depression.
Study shows that there was significant association between the level of psychosocial problems faced by
college students with occupation status of parents, education status of parents, average family income and
any history of mental illness (p value =<0.05).

Author Biography

R. Pavithra1, A. Mozhiyarasi1, M. Nandhini2, S. Murugan1, Devaki3

1B.Sc., Nursing IIIrd Year Students, (Mental Health Nursing Department), 2B.Sc., Nursing IIIrd Year Students,
3Mental Health Nursing Department, M.Sc. (Psychology), M.Sc. (Nursing), Assistant Professor, Chettinad College
of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
R. Pavithra1, A. Mozhiyarasi1, M. Nandhini2, S. Murugan1, Devaki3. (2020). Assessment of Psychosocial Problems among College Students in Selected Educational Institution, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 151-154. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1086