Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Mental Health and Well-being of University Students in Germany
by Nann, Nathalie, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 93; 10825819
Abstract (Summary)

The present study examined the prevalence of depression, anxiety, stress and resiliency among university students in Germany. Further, the study used structural equation modeling (SEM) to investigate a hypothesized model of protective factors and their interdependence on the mental health of German university students. The sample consisted of 787 students sampled from two public universities in Germany. Results found the sample to have normal to mild levels of depression (M = 4.40), normal to mild levels of anxiety (M = 3.81), and normal levels of stress ( M = 6.36). The prevalence rates of moderate to extremely severe depression, anxiety, and stress were 22.8%, 30.9%, and 24.1%, respectively. SEM revealed that suppression, reappraisal, and resilience mediated the effect of self-esteem and mindfulness on depression. Furthermore, reappraisal, self-esteem, and stress mediated the effect of mindfulness and social support on depression. Furthermore, reappraisal, and resilience mediated the effect of mindfulness, social support, and exercise on stress. Implications, limitations, and recommendations for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
Commitee: Hayashino, Diane, Prince, Judy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Germany, Mental health, Stress, University students
Publication Number: 10825819
ISBN: 978-0-438-41986-5
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