Domestic violence, stress, and depression among university students: A case study of Makerere University
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This study investigates the relationship between domestic violence, stress and depression among University students the objectives of this study focused on examining the relationship between domestic violence and depression, the relationship between depression and stress and well as the relationship between domestic violence and stress. Makerere university population was taken as our study population and an estimated study population of 40000 students was used. Using the sampling table developed by Krejcie and Morgan (1970) a sample size of 100 participants was selected out of the total population. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data and using the statistical package for social science (SPSS) data was analyzed to give results. A Pearson’s correlation was used to test the hypothesis. Our study comprised of more male participants s within average of 58.0% than the female participants with an average of 42.0%. Many participants were aged 19 to 23 years. The study results implied that there is a significant relationship between domestic violence and depression among university students (r= .420**, P=.000<0.01). Furthermore, there’s also no significant relation between depression and stress among university student (r=-.597, P=-.054<0.05). however, there’s no significant relationship between domestic violence and stress (r=-.065, P=.522>0.05). In a nutshell, stress has a significant destructive impact in the lives of university students as it’s a major reason for depression due to poor coping strategies of stress. However, with influence form good social support networks among university students, stress van be amicably handled as well as deny a chance of being depressed to play in the lives of university students. Therefore, we recommend university student to find good peers for social support as this will help them to with better coping strategies to overcome stressful events while at the university and as well avoiding depression.