• Abstract

    Mental depression among students is a rising syndrome in Bangladesh. Recent research shows that the extent of depression, suicidal attempts, drug addictions, anxiety, and stress level have been on the rise significantly worldwide. It has become one of our critical social concerns. Unfortunately, these symptoms are more prevalent among tertiary-level students. These young people suffer from various disorders and various forms of depression. Since the young generation, like university students, are our prime strengths, their dejection and weak mental disposition are a significant loss and threat to our country. This problem is becoming more intense with time and causing vital social changes. This research investigated this issue using quantitative techniques, including a questionnaire survey. SPSS version 24 was used to determine the relationship between dependent and independent variables. The main goal is to determine the severity and variance underlying mental depression so that recommendations for improving cognitive abilities can be made. Further research can also be undertaken based on the findings of this research.

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Shafi, S., Arzaman, A. F. M., Aziz, N. A. A., Embong, A. M., Noh, C. H. C., Kadir, F. K. A., Salamun, H., Mohua, M. J., & Hassan, K. (2023). Factors contributing to mental depression: A study among university students. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 6(2), 2023015. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2023015
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