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Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Madelene A. Sta. Maria
Defense Panel Chair
Melissa L. Reyes
Defense Panel Member
Maria Caridad H. Tarroja
Ron R. Resurreccion
Depressive symptoms have been observed to be increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This alarming concern prompts to investigate the possible buffering effect of a sense of coherence between the relationship of stressful life events and daily hassles with depressive symptoms among college students.
The study examined the moderating effect of sense of coherence and its three dimensions on the relationship between stressful life events and daily hassles to depressive symptoms in a sample of three hundred sixty-three (363) Filipino college students.
The participants were recruited online through the purposive sampling method. They completed the Negative Life Events Scale for Students (NLESS), Inventory of College Students' Recent Life Experiences (ICSRLE), Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and Orientation to Life Questionnaire (SOC-29).
The present study shows that daily hassles significantly predict depressive symptoms (p.05) in all models. Additionally, no moderation effects were observed between the relationship of two forms of stressors and depressive symptoms.
The research findings indicate the importance of understanding depressive symptoms in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic by considering the types of stressors and protective factors. Moreover, the study provides strong implications for improving the mental health of college students in adapting to various environmental changes and challenges of the current situation.
Keywords: Stressful life events, daily hassles, sense of coherence, depressive symptoms, college students
Life change events; Sense of coherence; Depressions; Symptoms; College students
Sayaman, J. V. (2021). The role of stressful life events, daily hassles and sense of coherence in understanding depressive symptoms. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etdm_psych/17
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